Michelle - Not sure if anyone ever responded to your question, but I was a recent guest staying in North Bergen and was told by police that airbnb in North Bergen is illegal and carries with it a $1K fine. I had no idea this was even a thing, but now know I'll have to do more digging before booking short-term rentals online. It's unfortunate.
@Jean4795In this article, http://hotelworkers.org/article/members-testify-at-north-bergen-airbnb-hearing, it says the town passed a resolution banning rentals of shorter than 30 days. It also bans advertising short-term rentals, which means people can't list their places on Airbnb and similar sites.
Our city is making it “legal” to do short term rentals now but the restrictions are absolutely absurd - shutting down most places and allowing high end developments to continue as a secondary home. Completely unfair.
Has anyone found a way around this? Are there local vacation rental companies that can host your place without the city knowing? Or perhaps Air Bnb can change its site so exact location and information about the host isn’t available to bylaw crack-down task force teams?
There has to be a way. I refuse to rent long term as our laws protect horrible tenants easily and I still would like access to my place when no one is there.