I have being hosting since October 2020, 2 rooms out of 4 bedrooms in my house. My HOA is now fining me and charging me fees as rentals, saying I’m supposed to register my tenants etc before they stay.
they are charging me based on the number of reviews I have on the site. Fines plus fees multiplied by the amount of reviews. I disagree with this. They quote the rules and regulations which mentioned submitting a form for members intent to rent prior to each rental and submit to the admin office. Anyone experienced anything like this, Does doing Airbnb qualify for this type of rental? I need some legal advise because they are fining me over $7000.
@Janine243 yes, you do need legal advice. I suggest you consult an attorney to get it.
Airbnb won't help you with this; their terms of service are clear that hosts are solely responsible for establishing the legality of their listings and complying with local laws.
@Janine243 My guess is your HOA will negotiate down the fees, maybe even waive them, but you will have to stop doing Airbnb and it absolutely is your responsibility to know what the HOA rules are and either abide by them or get an exemption. As others have said, you are going to need to consult a lawyer who has experience with HOA type of cases. Good luck.