GREENSBORO, N.C. — Editor's Note: The video above is from a previous story about Greensboro making rules for short-term home rentals.
The city of Greensboro passed an ordinance Tuesday to define "short-term rental" in its land development ordinance.
In doing so, they are able to regulate these rental properties like Airbnbs and Vrbos within town limits.
Those regulations include the following:
- Having only two adults per bedroom
- No publicly promoted events can exceed two times the guest limit
- No signs advertising the rents are allowed
- Hosts need to live within Guilford County or directly adjacent to it
Cheryl Pratt is a Fisher Park neighborhood board member, she says she is pleased with the regulations.
"We were not going to get everything we asked for, it was a compromise, but for me, it's a compromise I can live with and I'm just interested to see how it will be in a year or so how it plays out as far as how it affects the neighborhoods," said Pratt.
Dottie Erickson is an Airbnb host, she says worried that too many regulations will affect how much money she makes.
"I am retired and on a limited income. My short-term rental, and it does happen to be an Airbnb is what helps keep me off the welfare rolls and there's a lot of older people like myself that need extra income," said Erickson.
The city estimates there are about 600 short-term rentals, but they're not sure where those rentals are located.
They'll hire a group to come in and locate those rentals, so the city can ensure all properties are following the new ordinance.
It goes into effect on January 1, 2024, and the city council will revisit it in January 2025.
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