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The case for one night bookings

Guests who stay longer tend to be kinder to the property and spend more. One night bookings are a hassle. These are among the many reasons hosts choose not to allow one...

Yet another reason vacation rentals should be legal – AirBnbs are helping Hurricane Dorian...

There are so many reasons that people should have the right to rent their property short term as a vacation rental, but among the most compelling is all the good short term...

Here is why you should befriend and help your vacation rental competition

It’s common in business to see your competitor as the enemy and treat them accordingly.  I don’t think people generally hate their competition but they also don’t take the time to get...

Directory of Short Term and Vacation Rental Advocacy Groups

Here’s a list of active short term and vacation rental advocacy groups that we know of.  If you know of any groups we’re missing or any changes we need to make, please...

9 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals Should be Legal Everywhere

There’s no doubt that there are few issues as divisive in our currently local political landscape than the issue of vacation rentals.  With a few very vocal people adamantly against vacation rentals,...

Our Local Laws Don’t Mention Vacation Rentals So They’re Illegal, Right? WRONG!

I hear this argument a lot and it has to do with something called a “permissive zoning code”.  Most cities have a permissive zoning code and that’s just a fancy way of...

A Vacation Rental is NOT a Mini-Hotel and Here’s Why

If you spend enough time on the topic of keeping vacation or short term rentals legal, you’ll inevitably hear someone use the term “mini-hotel”.  It’s a pejorative designed to make short term...

Keeping Vacation Rentals Legal: All Politics is Local

I just read an article about how the Nashville City Council recently passed a city ordinance banning short term rentals and it reminded me that the fight to keep short term rentals...

How to Tell if it’s Legal to Use your Property as a Vacation Rental

One question I get asked a lot is, “Is it legal to use my property as a vacation rental where I live?”.  This is regulated at the local level by zoning laws...

Why Vacation Rentals Don’t Impact Affordable Housing

I’ve been fighting to keep  rentals levacationgal for about 7 years now and in that time I’ve learned quite a bit.  But if there’s one key takeaway it is that the people...

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