San Francisco supervisor proposes Airbnb law

(KGO)
April 15, 2014 7:49:05 PM PDT
Tuesday afternoon San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu proposed legislation to lift a ban on short-term rentals through websites like Airbnb.

The proposal would impose a number of rules on people who want to offer apartments or rooms as vacation rentals. Right now, offering your home or apartment as a vacation rental is illegal in the city.

Chiu's proposal would make it legal, as long as you pay the city hotel tax, and have liability insurance. It would not allow you to override your lease agreement; and you'd have to actually live in your home for at least 75 percent of the year.

A similar proposal to impose a hotel tax on temporary rentals in San Jose will be taken up in committee on Wednesday.

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