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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Short term rentals. Prohibits offering a property for short term rental that is: (1) designated as affordable or subject to rental assistance; (2) subject to any law that prohibits the leasing or subleasing of the property; or (3) subject to an enforcement order issued under the unsafe building law. Requires a listing or advertisement on a short term rental platform (platform) to display the permit number issued by the unit. Provides that if an owner of a short term rental (owner) fails to correct or remove a listing on a platform displaying a missing or erroneous permit number, the owner Short term rentals. Prohibits offering a property for short term rental that is: (1) designated as affordable or subject to rental assistance; (2) subject to any law that prohibits the leasing or subleasing of the property; or (3) subject to an enforcement order issued under the unsafe building law. Requires a listing or advertisement on a short term rental platform (platform) to display the permit number issued by the unit. Provides that if an owner of a short term rental (owner) fails to correct or remove a listing on a platform displaying a missing or erroneous permit number, the owner commits a Class C infraction. Specifies that a unit may regulate, prohibit, or limit short term rentals for the purpose of protecting and promoting the public's health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare. (Current law provides that the purpose may only be for protecting the public's health and safety.) Allows a unit to require an owner to provide a written statement with the permit application verifying that the owner reviewed any applicable leases, bylaws, rules, or regulations of a homeowners or condominium association or cooperative and has no knowledge that the short term rental violates any of these provisions. Requires an owner to provide on the permit application: (1) all platforms upon which the short term rental is listed; and (2) an emergency contact telephone number that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take complaints regarding the operation of the short term rental. ... View more