AirBnB Wins Lawsuit Over CA Big Property Landlord

There are an estimated 9,000 houses, condos and apartments being and another estimated 2,500 ‘spare bedrooms’ being rented out as short vacation rentals in San Diego.

Roughly half of the rentals in San Diego are in the Mission and Pacific Beach, downtown, La Jolla and Uptown areas.

The reports of the above information is according to a report released by Host Compliance, a San Francisco-based data analytics and consulting firm that works with cities across the country.

It has been almost three years now, and the San Diego City Council still can not agree on whether or not to allow the short term vacation rentals.

In December last year, the City Council met again and still couldn’t secure the five affirmative votes necessary to stop the short term vacation rentals.

Even if the San Diego City council approves the ban, it can not be enforced in the beach communities until it is approved by the the California Coastal Commission.

In other news about short term rentals, Apartment Investment & Management Company’s(Amico) lawsuit against the much talked about AirBnB, was recently dismissed by a California Judge.

Aimco sued AirBnB, which owns or manages about 50,000 properties, saying that the company is deliberately incentivizing renters to breach their leases.

Aimco’s challenge with Airbnb is that it is bringing people with “unvetted personal histories” with “no vested interest in maintaining a peaceful community atmosphere” inside their buildings. This is the same argument that local San Diego owners have who are against the short term vacation rentals.

What do you think about short term vacation rentals? I would love to hear from you!

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