The Las Vegas City Council listens to debate on short-term rental properties Monday, May 15, 2017, in council chambers. (Chad Graves/KSNV) The Las Vegas City Council listens to debate on short-term rental properties Monday, May 15, 2017, in council chambers. (Chad Graves/KSNV) LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — An influx of short term rentals and house sharing through sites like Airbnb is leaving some Las Vegas residents concerned about the commercialization of their neighborhoods, while others see it as a great opportunity for more income.
During a Las Vegas city council meeting on Monday, a proposal to tighten laws surrounding short-term rentals was the center of attention and the center of a divide.
The ordinance sponsored by councilwoman Lois Tarkanian would require any non-owner occupied rental or any owner occupied rental with more than two rooms to have a special use permit (SUP) to rent out the space.
This means if you want to rent out a home but you are not living in it, you need a permit.
It also means if you are living in the home and want to rent out more than 1 bedroom you would need a permit.
It would also not allow owners to rent mobile units like trailers […]