Update on short-term rentals in Los Angeles:
The City Council has proposed some additional amendments to the initial ordinance, and because of this the ordinance is tentatively scheduled to return to the City Planning Commission for review on August 9th. A public hearing will be held and the City Planning Commission will review the proposed changes and make a recommendation to the City Council. Please save the date and join us on August 9th! We will let you know when we receive final confirmation on the date, time, and location.
The proposed amendments to the initial ordinance continue to prohibit short-term rentals in units subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance. This means that these 623,000 units– that are protected against large rent increases and no-fault evictions–are proposed to be off limits from short-term rental conversions.
In addition, the draft ordinance limits short term rentals to a person’s primary residence. Host accountability will be another key component and a mandatory host registration system is being proposed to allow for non-compliant operators to be cited and shut down.
We are hopeful that platform accountability will also be a key component, along with sufficient resources for enforcement.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed a report of a converted home. If entire apartments or buildings or a home in your neighborhood has been converted to a short-term rental, report it here. We will continue to post on our Google map and send the information to the City for investigation and possible enforcement.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
The Keep Neighborhoods First Team