Los Angeles Supervisors Will Crack Down on Airbnbs

Residents in unincorporated L.A. County could be getting a reprieve from those Airbnb party houses.

County supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that restricts short-term rentals to a host’s primary residence and for a period of no more than 30 consecutive days. Hosts would also have to register with the county and pay an annual fee of $914. They could not rent out multiple properties at a time.

The item passed unanimously, but will require a second vote by the board.

In addition to public nuisance concerns, critics of short-term rentals say they add to the housing crunch by reducing the supply of available homes. Better Neighbors LA, which pushed for the ordinance in L.A. County, estimates there are more than 2,600 houses being used for short-term rentals in unincorporated areas.


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