Fed up with the growing number of ‘party’ houses, Ventnor Commissioners are looking to require a minimum, 2 night, short-term rental stay. This would presumably reduce the number of unruly ‘animal’ houses that often disrupt a relatively quiet neighborhood.
Fueling the problem are online sites like Airbnb and VRBO. These digital platforms allow property owners to easily start, what some say, is a motel business.
Ventnor has well over 400 short-term rental properties. Most likely much more than that. Tough to track all the transactions. Real Estate agents handle a substantial amount of vacation rentals, typically monthly or seasonal rentals.
For the past few years, Ventnor short-term rental (STR) owners were required to buy a $100 mercantile license. The new fee to rent a vacation property for less than 30 days will be $500?
As usual, short-term rental properties will face inspection.
Ventnor going after problematic, short term rental, party houses.
Potential new rules include landlords having to place notification signage at the front entrance of a rental unit.
- What is maximum occupancy?
- Emergency contact information
- Police contact
- Ventnor Code Enforcement contact
Ventnor cracking down on problematic, absentee landlords. Short-Term Rental landlords must have a local contact available at all times. Must address issues in timely manner.
Ventnor Commissioners threaten minimum 5-night stay during summer months if nuisance rentals persist.
Margate and Longport rentals must be at least one week in length.
A public hearing on Ventnor’s short-term rental ordinance: 5:30p Thursday, April 15, 2023.
For years, Brigantine City Council has ignored pleas from angry, fearful residents. Brigantine Mayor Vince Sera avoiding minimum stay requirements. Even after Feb. 3, 2021 gunfire incident. WATCH VIDEO >