Analysis

LA Decision 'Blows The Myth' About Property Rental Rules

By Andrew McIntyre (April 12, 2018, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A recent decision siding with a property owner in a dispute over an alleged illegal Los Angeles hotel operation has brought front and center that the city's antiquated code actually says nothing about short-term rentals — despite the common view that apartments must be rented long-term — and comes as Los Angeles grapples with the question of regulation.

At issue in The People of the State of California vs. Venice Suites LLC et al., in Los Angeles Superior Court, was whether Carl Lambert and Venice Suites, owners of a Venice Beach boardwalk apartment house, were allowed to rent out units at...

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