December 6, 2010
July 8, 2010
Theory has it that renting out by the day makes one an Inn Keeper and subject to the transient tax that hotels, motels, and inns pay.
It would also violate the zoning code which restricts usage within a district. That said people do it and at some point complaints will roll in and the city will have to notice.
Yet in this city that will take place in year 2076 or later!
November 11, 2010
July 8, 2010
April 13, 2012
September 21, 2010
I noticed that our condo R&R's were revised long ago to prohibit short term rentals and "revolving residence" rentals in detail.
I asked what that means and saw the pain on my neighbor and friends face. Apparently about 15 years back one of the condos was rented out to a bunch of American West airline workers. It was apparently a nightmare as they partied constantly midweek to all hours, different people "revolving" all the time. Apparently one pilot thought he was plumber, "fixed" a toilet, turned the water on without checking and left to fly off. half a foot of water land several water damaged units later, I learned why they added, by owner vote, this provision.
Something fellow condo residents may wish to consider next time they rev up ye olde R&R's.
It is completely legal within Los Angeles's residential zoning. Other areas, such as San Francisco, are currently passing laws/ordinances against it as the popularity rises. But LA (with Venice being a part of LA, no different) has no such regulations. However, you are required to get a business license and register with the Los Angeles Office of Finance and pay the same transient occupancy tax that hotels pay (12%) on a monthly (not quarterly) basis for all stays under 30 days. I do it myself and I did much research and had attorneys look into it. Private organizations such as condo homeowners, etc., can set their own rules that are separate from government regulation.
July 8, 2010
February 27, 2013
@maisie538 I hope you didn't pay these attorneys a lot of money. I guess it's not illegal in that you probably won't go to jail but it's absolutely a violation of municipal codes for which you can be levied with large fines and have a lien placed against your house If you don't pay. The code to research is 12.21A.1.
We were just having this conversation on another site. Yes, you can register with the Dept. Of Finance and they will happily take your check because their broke. They justify it because theoretically you could be in the process of getting a CUP to make your business legit but the reality is that it is about impossible to get a conditional use permit to turn your home into a vacation rental if you're within an R1 residential zone. It's similar in concept to states that legalize marijuana so it ca be taxed but federal law still supersedes it.
If your neighbors turn you into the code enforcement division of Building and Safety you can be shut down at any time. The process is all on-line now so it's pretty easy for them to do.