Portland City Council Questions airbnb Lobbyist — Will airbnb Step Up to the Plate?

David Owen of airbnb Testifies Before Portland City Council December 18, 2014 Note: Click on the link above and move ahead to 126 minutes to hear David Owen’s testimony and questioning by City Council members. The earlier portion of the video includes testimony from Portland’s Revenue Department regarding tax collection and the Bureau of Development […]

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RespectSF.com Works to Regulate airbnb in San Francisco

www.RespectSF.com Protecting San Franciscans from the problems caused by “short-term hotel rentals” of residences in the City of San Francisco through municipal zoning, regulation, and oversight. The excitement and disruption that “tech” companies create shouldn’t absolve these companies of their responsibilities to operate within the confines of our city ordinances or our tax and industry […]

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Portland, Oregon Begins Licensing airbnb Rentals as of Septmeber 1, 2014

Portland, Oregon – Short-term Rental Ordinance Summary What is an Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR)? It’s not housemates, it’s not subletting, and the definition can vary from State to State, City to City. The City of Portland recently adopted new regulations that define what is allowed as an Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) in the Portland Zoning […]

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About Home Inspections

It seems prudent to require a basic home inspection as part of the licensing process. Such inspections are required in Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas. The inspections can be conducted by City personnel or by a third-party contractor. The cost of the inspection should be covered in the license fee. The inspections for airbnb host-resident […]

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