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Posted on Friday, 10.23.2009
Vacation rentals in most of the US, specifically Miami, have entered a new era. Local municipalities began campaigns to ban Miami vacation rentals. The reason behind the attempts by municipalities is to protect their neighborhood.
In most cases, cities can successfully implement rental restrictions. In the majority of the cases where the new regulations are passed, people who operated short term rentals in Miami  prior to the new law are exempt under the provisions of “grandfathered” rights. Municipalities of South Florida, and more specifically that of Miami, are closing the doors to short term rentals.



Miami short term rentals in condominiums and apartments
 
Short term rentals are allowed in mostly commercial districts; however, most condo buildings (even those in commercial districts) do not allow short term rentals. The city of Miami Beach is in the process of passing a law that prohibits the use short term rentals for less than 6 months in multifamily RM1 districts.
Only operators with “grandfathered” rights will be able to engage in short term rentals. This new regulation will be effective in late 2009 or early 2010. Short term operators who continue to practice are required to be properly licensed.
 
Miami short term rentals in homes and houses
 
Many, if not most, municipalities in Miami have banned or are in the process of banning vacation rentals of less than 6 months.

Cities that have banned short term rentals NO EXCEPTIONS:
  • Miami Beach (South Beach included)
  • Surfside
  • Bay Harbor
  • Bal Harbour
 
Cities that have banned or are in the process of banning short term rentals WITH EXCEPTIONS:
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Miami

Only vacation renting businesses or owners that have been “grandfathered” in will be able to stay in the business of short term rentals.





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