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Short-term rentals no longer welcome in Anaheim

The city ruled out short-term rentals following a local outcry from residents
  • Anaheim residents who host short-term rentals will have 18 months to stop operating in the city.
  • The city of Anaheim released an emergency mortatorium last year on handing out permits following a massive jump that saw permits double in 2015.
  • Major complaints from local residents include lack of parking, late-night noise and litter.

City by city throughout the nation, residents are standing up against short-term rentals. Although the trend isn't necessarily new, the increase in popularity has led to some residents fighting to keep travelers out of their communities. Ordinances and regulations over the past year have been introduced in several vacation towns where travelers flood the area, even in residential areas. The newest city to ban short-term rentals is Anaheim, which saw its City Council enact a ban of short-term rentals after a five-and-a-half hour meeting in June. More than 150 locals gathered, both in support of and against the ban. Proponents of short-term rentals argue that the increase in these types of properties has helped improve neighborhoods. Short-term rental owners made the point that properties that would have otherwise remained vacant were fixed up and improved to attract short-term renters. But the massive surge in these properties is what has fueled the desire for th...