July 23, 2017

Opponents of tighter AirBNB regulations pack City Hall



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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 […]

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