Los Angeles council moves toward short-term rental rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council is considering a policy for short-term home rental services such as Airbnb that would cap the number of days a home or room could be rented out each year and bar rentals of homes that aren’t primary residences.

The council moved potential regulations forward on Wednesday but added amendments that would significantly alter what was agreed to previously at the committee level.

That proposed ordinance would limit homeowners and landlords to 120 days of rentals per year unless they petition the city for more time.

However, one amendment would put that cap on stays when the owner is not present but have no cap on stays when the owner is present.

The proposals must go before planning commissioners before coming back to the council.

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