Study after study is showing that short-term vacation rentals negatively impact neighborhoods. That's true even in parts of cities where STVR are not prevalent, as the San Diego affordable housing study on this page shows. STUDIESSAN DIEGO VAC. RENTAL DATAPENN STATE STUDYNYC-AIRBNB STUDYUNITE HERE SAN DIEGO STUDY
Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles join list of cities moving on STVR
From Berlin to California, cities are under increasing pressure to regulate short-term vacation rentals and protect innocent neighbors - who bought homes thinking they were going to be living in a residential community. Here's an excerpt from a story about Laguna Beach:
More than half of the legally permitted vacation rentals in Laguna Beach are owned by people who don’t live here, according to a city planning report.
Of the 36 properties officially allowed to rent to visitors or vacationers for less than 30 days, 58 percent have out-of-town landlords, says a report compiled in March for the Planning Commission by Ann Larson, assistant director of community development.
Four of those are owned by corporations, she said.
“They call it home-sharing, but in fact they’re not really sharing a home,” Larson said. “That’s not what’s happening. Entire homes are being rented and the owners don’t even live in town.”