San Antonio passes regulation for home rentals like Airbnb

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By Associated Press
November 5, 2018

San Antonio has approved new rules to regulate local properties that are rented for short-term stays through companies such as Airbnb.

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday passed a package of regulations, including requirements for rental home owners to register with the city and pay penalties for skimping on taxes. The new ordinance also limits the density of short-term rentals where owners don’t live, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Councilman Mike Gallagher asked the city to consider regulating the budding short-term home rental industry last year after receiving complaints over so-called party houses, crowded streets and safety concerns.

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