Vacation Rental Law Hits Hawaii Hard—How to Navigate Tough Rental Regulations

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2019, 6:00 PM

Long before Airbnb was a twinkle on founder Brian Chesky’s browser, New York State had a law severely limiting short-term rentals. Called the "Multiple Dwelling Law," it has, in its many iterations, banned short-term rentals of less than 30 days in the state, including New York City, since 1929. The law was strengthened in both 2011 and 2018; today, it applies to apartments in buildings with mo...

Arthur Frommer: It's Smart to Make Sure Your Airbnb Host is at Home

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/11/2019, 8:00 AM

A massive battle is being waged in courtrooms all over the world between supporters of short-term apartment rentals and cities wanting to put an end to those uses.     The cities claim that such companies as Airbnb are worsening the availability of housing for permanent residents; that these permanent residents are unable to stay in a growing number of apartments illegally rented by landlord...

When Is a Home Rental Legal in New York City? Ask Arthur Frommer, a Former Lawyer

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/31/2019, 1:00 AM

There is perhaps nowhere in America that more needs the services of Airbnb than New York City.  Its hotels are frequently sold out, and even when available are sky-high in price. So low-cost Airbnb is best for your next New York stay, right?  Not so fast.   Fearing the impact of Airbnb upon the housing needs of permanent residents, both the city and state of New York have passed rules gre...

The Legality of Short-Term Apartment Rentals Remains Hotly Contested, But Numerous Additional Companies Have Now Begun Acting as Agents for Such Rentals

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/20/2016, 3:00 PM

Source:      In all of travel, there is no topic more puzzling and contradictory, more challenging and debatable, than the short-term rental of apartment accommodations. In cities scattered across the nation, and overseas, various laws prohibit some such rentals or burden them with odd requirements, and innocent people have been prosecuted for running afoul o...

Vacation Savings That Will Float Your Boat: How to Find a Boat Rental Anywhere

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/10/2014, 5:00 PM

The internet is all wet. And that’s a good thing. In the last 2 years, or so, a number of companies have brought digital order to the fractured world of boat rentals, allowing would-be sailors to rent all sorts of vessels easily, and more important, more cheaply than before. One of the forums where seafarers are finding savings is, a platform that connects vacationer...

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