a friend of mine that’s a host said he received an email about the new AirBNB laws in Atlanta did anyone hear about this I have not received that email
We don't live in Atlanta but own two houses that are used for Airbnb. Here's the problem:
Under the new ordinance, which goes into effect September 1, 2021, hosts must get permits from the Department of Planning and Community Development and pay a $150 nonrefundable application fee. Owners and long-term tenants are eligible to get two permits total — one for a property that’s their primary address and one for another property.
We will have to either sell our properties or rent them with 1-year leases. To make matters worse, we are moving out of state and were planning to use a management company for the Airbnb business.
Does anyone have a solution?
Hi @Shynethia0 ,
Welcome to the Community Center!
As you commented on an older thread, I also recommend you create a new topic for other Hosts to notice by starting a conversation here: https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/forums/postpage/choose-node/true?default=grow-business.
You can also look into an overview of regulations in the Airbnb resource here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/help/article/853.
I hope the above suggestions help you find useful advices for your query!
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With the new laws in Atlanta for only two airbnb properties, it was a challenge trying to figure out what to do with additional properties without losing money to property management companies. I found a management company that place tenants in your property without charge AND pay you directly.
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Further, Airbnb has given all Atlanta hosts until June 1 to get the permits or Airbnb will shut them down. The City of Atlanta has also given Atlanta hosts until June 1 to get the permits or risks fines and such.
Make one property your primary residence, open a postal box, and have mail sent there. You can rent a property on a year lease to your property manager, and then allow that person to sublease the unit on Airbnb as your co-host.
The 2 companies we're talking to are large entities and I am not sure that they'd be willing to go this route. In any case I will make the proposition.
Hi @Gerard753 , have you found an answer to your question yet?
It might be worth asking in one of the local Host Clubs as well. You can find them here: https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Get-Local/ct-p/en_clubs
I hope that helps! 😃