Fort Lauderdale Clamping Down On Vacation Rentals

Posted by John Sabia on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 5:15pm.

photo of for rent signIn an effort to preserve peace and quiet enjoyment for local residents, city officials are hoping to clamp down on seasonal rentals in Fort Lauderdale. In a recent tentative agreement by Fort Lauderdale commissioners; property owners who rent out their property to tourists for vacation rentals, would be required to register with the city and show proof of yearly safety and health inspections. Under Florida law, cities cannot ban short-term rentals, so, officials have begun the process to regulate them instead. A Final vote is planned for August 18th.

The proposed law would limit the number of occupants per rental property, require a local emergency contact and allow the city to revoke the licenses of property owners whose renters repeatedly cause disturbances and or break the law. 

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John Sabia

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