And so, it turns out the so-called "sharing economy" is just another way for big companies to make everyone's life and neighborhoods miserable.
Surprisingly, there's a bit of pushback and what might be the start of a regulatory crackdown against biz that just started making a profit despite a decade of tech hype . . . Check-it:
An ordinance took effect in Kansas City on Aug. 6, 2018, regulating and requiring permits for short-term rentals.
Four years later, there were only 164 short-term rental permits issued in Kansas City, according to CompassKC, the city’s permit portal.
That figure is less than 10% of such short-term rentals available in the city.
In June, the number of active listings of short-term rentals in Kansas City on both Airbnb and Vrbo — two popular short-term rental platforms — reached 1,796, according to data from AirDNA. AirDNA is a company that compiles analytics on vacation rentals around the world.
Last Thursday, City Auditor Doug Jones presented plans for an audit of short-term rentals at a City Council business session.
The audit, to be released in November, aims to answer two questions:
- “Are short-term rental hosts complying with city registration regulations?”
- “Do short-term rentals impact city convention and tourism taxes and the arena fee?”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Kansas City has become a hotspot for short-term rentals in recent years - with many failing to comply with the city's code. An ordinance took effect in Kansas City on Aug. 6, 2018, regulating and requiring permits for short-term rentals.