Margate rental ordinance limits vacation rentals to a week or more. Less than 7 day rentals are prohibited. Too bad many are ignoring this local Margate law.
Neighbors complaining about the growing amount of so-called ‘animal houses’. Large groups are renting properties for a weekend.
Margate Commissioners told that specific rental “party houses” are ignoring occupancy regulations.
Some AirBNB rental properties disrupt Margate neighborhoods.
Citizen feedback: They openly ignore city ordinance. One six-bedroom home advertised on AirBNB that it sleeps up to 12 people. We counted 20 guests that showed up. Each in their own car. Ready for a weekend party. Woo-hoo.
Drinking. Loud music. Pot smoking. Renting by the day & weekend. Hurting Margate’s image as a residential community.
Call the cops, says Margate Commissioner John Amodeo. It’s up to the neighbors to notify Margate Police.
The esteemed Margate solicitor shrugged. John Scott Abbott says he knows about the problem. Abbott recommends calling the police.
How is Margate Code Enforcement handling illegal rental homes?
Ventnor recently passed an ordinance forcing renters to obtain a short-term rental permit.
Margate rental rules say that property owners obtain an annual rental license for $100.
The Margate Building Department conducts an inspection within 10 days of receiving an rental application.
- Looking to ensure the property meets national property maintenance codes.
- Does property have CO; Certificate of Occupancy and smoke detectors?
- How many occupants allowable based on number of bedrooms and square footage?
- Rental property owners can lose their rental license for violations, especially renting to more than maximum occupancy.