Short-term rentals spread like a virus when they infect a neighborhood. Short-term rental websites and consultants have entire teams of highly-compensated, highly-skilled individuals whose mission is to increase the number of homes offered.
Below are proven steps for fighting short-term rentals. Some people are not comfortable doing all of them. This usually happens when the first short-term rental is run by someone that lives in the neighborhood and does it occasionally. If you find yourself in this position, please take a moment to consider that your neighbor has chosen to engage in an activity for personal gain that is often illegal and harmful to neighborhoods. By not treating the infection quickly and aggressively, it will spread.
One last note before diving into the steps: They have the resources that come with billion-dollar valuations but you can win. The properties that you and your homeowners are defending have combine valuation in the trillions. And, you can vote.