An Airbnb rental on Capitol Hill.
Hotel owners and employees are behind legislation aimed at heavily regulating Airbnb rentals in the District. The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis reported on both proposed bills late Wednesday.
The first bill would restrict temporary rentals of apartments or houses if the owner isn’t present, and would also create a division within the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to “oversee the District’s response to widespread or systematic conditions in the District, which threaten residents’ quality of life and demand special attention and to institute requirements for short-term rentals.” This bill has the backing of hotel worker union UNITE-HERE Local 25.
The second bill, backed by hotel owners, is less restrictive. It largely aims to prevent “superusers” or hosts that rent out several Airbnb units for business purposes. Both bills are sponsored by Councilmember Vincent Orange.
The regulation and legality of Airbnb rentals in DC is a topic that UrbanTurf has taken a close look at in recent years. The chart below was provided by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in early 2014 when we asked what Airbnb hosts can do to avoid running afoul of city regulations. It is important to note that the information provided in the chart only covers the business and basic permits a person would need to avoid DCRA fines.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/proposed_legislation_would_restrict_airbnb_rentals_in_dc/10375
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The planned 8-unit development would be located on K Street right along the Potomac R... read »
Loan recasting is a growing practice- so what is it?... read »
The project would replace a concrete plant and would deliver the neighborhood's first... read »
The next phase on the Center Block would deliver 166 apartments and 221 hotel rooms.... read »
The site is next to the former Malcolm X Elementary School on Alabama Avenue.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
STAY DC provides rental aid and utility payment grants to at-risk District residents ... read »
Federal Realty plans to eventually file a planned unit development application for th... read »
The project would also deliver new office space for the fraternity, which has been at... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro