I think the fines might be lower if you commit an actual crime!
The Las Vegas City Council levied $72,900 in fines on a homeowner who rented out a house on vacation rental websites without a license, sending a strong message to people who disregard new short-term rental rules.
The fines stem from 138 days of unlicensed rental activity through Airbnb and HomeAway at 1925 Silver Ave., including $69,000 in daily penalties for unlicensed renting and $3,900 in failed inspection fees. The homeowner is Neu Nili, according to city records. She declined comment on Thursday.
The homeowner collected more than $108,000 in revenue, and the city missed out on roughly $16,000 in room tax, city Code Enforcement Supervisor Vicki Ozuna said.
Nili applied for a short-term rental with the city, and didn’t receive a permit. When she applied a second time, the City Council had passed new rules requiring short-term rentals to be at least 660 feet from one another. In the meantime, another homeowner in the neighborhood was granted a permit.