Longport now considering restrictions on short-term rentals. Commissioners may soon mandate a 7-day, minimum rental stay.
Currently, Longport has NO minimum rental stay. Visitors can rent for as little as one night.
According to Press of AC, local Realtors would like to see a minimum stay of 1 or 2 weeks written into the ordinance.
Without proper guidelines and enforcement, short-term rental websites like Airbnb and VRBO can quickly turn a Downbeach neighborhood into a multi-unit motel business managed by absentee landlords.
Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Short-Term Rental rules
Longport Police say the borough having no nuisance rental issues so far.
Neighbors want stricter regulations and better enforcement of those short-term rental rules.
Rowdy parties, late night noise and overcrowding on the rental property.
Margate has a one-week minimum stay for short-term rentals
Ventnor may soon mandate a 2, 3 or 7 day minimum rental stay.
Ventnor uses a company called ‘Host Compliance’ to track rentals and monitor compliance with local law. Ventnor has well over 400 short-term rentals. Landlords use a mix of Airbnb, Vrbo, Real Estate agents.