Post by High Priestess on Dec 14, 2018 16:54:06 GMT
New Orleans, which has been trying to tighten up its STR rules for some time, is now poised to ban short term rentals in "whole home" listings, meaning listings which are not the primary residence of the host
A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and renting them to out-of-towners.
Kristen Gisleson Palmer’s measure had also been awaited with dread by some property owners who own short-term rental properties. And it drew rebukes from Airbnb and HomeAway, two of the best known online platforms for short-term rentals.
Airbnb’s emailed statement said the plan would “devastate” some New Orleans property owners who depend on short-term rental revenue.