Many reasons exist why a short term vacation rental (STR) property may be considered illegal. From a municipal government standpoint, it could be against ordinance to operate a short term rental in a particular zoning area. Even if a short term rental operator has a permit, by having more people over than the maximum occupancy, or noise during quiet hours, or too many parked vehicles, or booking too many stays, they can also be deemed illegal. Some property management companies, or homeowner associations (HOAs) may consider having a condo building listed on a short term rental website would also be illegal because it is against the Condominium Act, or against the bylaws, or Articles of Incorporation. Short Term Rentals can be advertised on websites such as AirBnB, HomeAway (and affiliates such as VRBO and Expedia), Flipkey (and affiliates such as TripAdvisor), Craigslist, and others.
Harmari has a way to help identify illegal short term rental properties. Learn more