New Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

In addition to the new Airbnb and other short-term rental taxes voted on by the City Council last month, there will now be new regulations that will limit the number of units that can be offered and will require a license to operate.

Seattle imposes new limits on Airbnb, other short-term rentals with 7-0 council vote

Council members said the new regulations are meant to preserve Seattle’s housing stock for local residents. But a special deal for some existing operators stirred controversy. Share story By limiting the number of homes that property owners can operate as short-term rentals for visitors, can Seattle preserve its housing stock for locals?

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