Concerned about the neighborhood

I have been a Venice resident for 39 years. 

It has come to my attention that the house next door to me (a large, 4 or 5 bedroom), which has been a rental for the last few years, is being converted to an Airbnb. The owner, who lives in Northern CA, is keeping one room and a bathroom for his own use when he comes to LA. Is this arrangement legal?

While researching this situation, I was told that there are already 4 Airbnbs operating on my street, and that the owners all live elsewhere. This is definitely illegal, as I understand it.

If you can comment on the legality of these situations, I would be grateful. Also, what steps should my neighbors and I take, should we decide to work to maintain the character of our neighborhood?

 

This story was submitted to us via email to protect identity. We have removed identifying information about location. You are welcome to post stories on our blog with your information or email us to keep yourself anonymous. 

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Donate Report Short term rentals in your neighborhood

connect

get updates