The latest local, national, and international news regarding Short Term Rentals
Keep up with the latest would-be STRs – outside of the French Quarter, of course – using this handy map from The Lens! So far, only a handful of operators has filed applications. The deadline is April 1, so we expect to see a flood of applications in the next 2 weeks.
From Single-Family Homes to Condos, the Regulations for Short-Term Rentals in New Orleans – SteegLaw
Can Short-Term Rentals Still Be Banned In Condominiums?
Although the rules have been greatly relaxed, there still will be situations where operating short-term rentals will be prohibited—even if the owner complies with the City’s requirements. The key example is with condominiums.
After years of playing the nice guy, Airbnb now finds itself on the defensive in some of its biggest markets, and the pressure doesn’t suit. The company has unleashed lawsuits, held rallies, and spent millions on lobbying campaigns. It has decried political adversaries and brandished opposition research on hotels. The clashes lay bare an ugly truth: Under fire, Airbnb is a corporation like any other. It’s not that nice at all.
We can make sure neighborhoods throughout one of America’s most historic cities, a city we all love and fight for, remain homes for residents, not hotels for tourists. The current version of the legislation before the council refers to these whole-home rentals as “temporary rentals” and ostensibly places a 90-day limit on them each year. But that limitation means an absentee investor could rent a house out nearly every single weekend of the year without ever violating the law. That’s hardly a limitation. Whether they’re called whole-home rentals or temporary rentals, it’s bad for the people of New Orleans to be surrounded by party houses, and bad for our neighborhoods to be hollowed out by mini-hotels.