Airbn … b-gone?
With the oodles of Airbnbs, VRBOs and other short-term rentals, the City of SLO decided it was ‘bout time to review their code enforcement priorities and put the smackdown on unpermitted vacay rentals. #airbn-buzzkill. SLO will permit short term rentals (>30 days) of rooms in owner-occupied homes under the city’s homestay permit, but short term vacay rentals of non-owner-occupied homes are *technically* a big no-no.
Seems like staff has a serious scrimmage ahead of ‘em considering only 49 properties are currently operating legally under homestay permits, yet 200-300 SLO vacay pads are persistently being publicized. To help enforce, SLO has contracted with Host Compliance Services, and unpermitted rentals will soon become code enforcement cases. Staff hopes this smackdown crackdown will result in more *legal* permitted rentals and generate around $50K in additional Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for the city. Looks like the Wild Wild West days of vacay rentals are soon to be SLO-no-mo. #VRBohshiiiit