Tomorrow a bill will be introduced into the City Council’s legislative process that repeals the tax imposed last year on short-term rentals such as those offered through AirBnB and HomeAway. But if you thought the city might be turning over a new leaf in its tax policy, think again.
This afternoon the City Council voted to approve the third piece of the short-term rental (i.e. AirBnB) regulatory structure, completing the Council’s work on regulating the nascent but quickly growing market.
The third and final piece of Seattle’s short-term rental regulation scheme passed out of committee this morning, though it still might see some changes before it is voted into law next Monday.
This coming Monday the Council will try to pass the proposed regulations on short-term rentals, such as those listed on AirBnB. But first they have a few more amendments to consider.
After several quiet months, Council member Tim Burgess’s attempt to regulate short-term rentals listed through AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway and other services is back. There are a handful of revisions to the plan, and this time there’s real legislation to be introduced into the Council’s legislative process.
Lots of housing-related news today.
The Mayor and Council have updated their proposal for regulating short-term housing rentals, based upon negative feedback they received from their first proposal.
Apparently this is the week that the Council chose to tackle thorny legislative matters. This morning’s topic: AirBnB and short-term lodging rentals. Continue reading Understanding the proposed short-term rental (i.e. AirBnB) regulation