After Years of Debate, L.A. Passes New Rules for Airbnb

December 12, 2018

L.A. City Council voted Tuesday, passing significant changes to regulations on Airbnb and similar platforms.  The new rules apply to the entire city of L.A.

The Changes:

  • Rent-controlled units are banned

  • Hosts can only rent out primary residence (must live for more than 6 months of the year in order to qualify as “primary residence”)

  • Registration with the City and payment of $89 required

  • Limit of 120 days per year unless special approval is obtained, in which case an $850 additional fee is required

  • Hosts cannot register for or operate more than one unit at a time

  • Non-residential buildings and temporary structures are banned

There is now a proposal from City Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Marqueece Harris-Dawson to regulate vacation rentals, which, as noted, are banned from Airbnb.  The proposal calls for a permitting system and potential cap on number of registrants.

If you have questions about renting units out through Airbnb, evicting your tenants who sublease your property on Airbnb without permission, or any other Airbnb-related questions, contact ANAND LAW today.

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