The Boston City Council is hosting a hearing on Tuesday at City Hall to discuss regulating Airbnb. Mayor Marty Walsh has proposed an ordinance to track and regulate the rentals of bedrooms, apartments or entire houses for days or weeks.
Walsh is proposing a fee for three different categories of rentals. Rooms for rent while the owner is still around, would pay $25 a year; whole apartments, condos or homes that are rented out by their owners who live their the majority of the time would pay $100 a year; and units bought by investors, would pay $500 a year per unit.
The public has a chance to weigh in on the plan to regulate short-term rentals advertised on Airbnb and other websites in Boston.
What do you think?
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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