CONSULTING CITIES ON COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIES FOR
THE REGULALTION OF
SHORT TERM RENTALS
We consult with City Councils, Planning Commissioners and City Staff to demystify the regulation of the Short-Term Rental / Vacation Rental Industries by studying the Industry and the Ordinances that have already passed.
We can quickly focus Staff on what works and what fails based on facts. With the right information at your fingertips effective ordinances can be drafted in a matter of days instead of months.
And we keep you up-to-date on developments and revisions.
MYTH vs TRUTH
Myth 1: There's no one size fits all for regulating STRS.
The notion that every City is different is true, but the Hosts, the Platforms and the issues are the same everywhere.
Based on a study of 25 US Cities, we have created a tool that allows City Staff to draft an STR ordinance in an afternoon - ask us how?
Myth 2: It's just a few bad apples.
Truth: Compliance rates are abysmal averaging 40%-60% in large cities. Data secrecy obfuscates the unregistered listings and promotes willful blindness. We can help you see the whole picture.
Myth 3: The Nuisances!
It's not about nuisances and if you're still talking about them your ordinance will fail.
It's about Enforcement. Let's talk about how to achieve 95%+ compliance.
Short-Term Rentals are a broad and complex topic that Cities are struggling to regulate. We've spent more than 2000 hours studying and we can help you demystify and demythologize the regulation of Short Term Rentals and Vacation Rentals. We can show what has worked, what has failed and provide you with an education that will help you draft ordinances that work based on your City's objective.