Posted on Friday, 10.23.2009
The city of Miami Beach will most certainly ban short term rentals in the RM1 district (residential districts) in condos and apartment buildings.
There is a consensus that only those who have been renting short term rentals in Miami Beach
professionally and paying all applicable taxes will be “grandfathered” in and authorized to keep renting short term rentals.
The city’s new laws prohibit homeowners from renting their homes for less than six months or in particular areas.
As of right now, the city enforces
the law only when they receive a complaint about a landlord. Areas continue to be added to the list of districts that do not allow short term rentals
Earlier this year, Flamingo Park was added which brought a mob of landlords and residents to the commission chambers. Many felt that the law would cause problems between homeowners, tenants and landlords.
In areas that allow exceptions to the rule, owners would be subject to the city's resort tax and need a certificate of use and occupancy.