Miami Beach to Criminalize Unlicensed Renting

Scene from anti-Airbnb protest in Barcelona.

The Miami Herald’s Kyra Gurney reports Miami Beach could soon arrest people operating Airbnb-like rentals without a license. The city is banning unlicensed apartment rentals with a term of less than six months, which seems like a long time to me. Asheville, NC, for example, requires a minimum of a month’s lease, which seems enough to keep out the riffraff, preserve the character of neighborhoods, or whatever they are doing.

Anyway, Ms. Gurney and I had a nice talk about how you enforce a rule against short-term rentals which are commonly advertised and rented online, and a small fragment of that talk ended up near the end of her article.

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One Response to Miami Beach to Criminalize Unlicensed Renting

  1. Just me says:

    Arrests for making an ordinary monetization of property? (i.e. renting real estate)

    Ah, the joys of living in a “free country.”

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