Nashville Airbnb Ordinance Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

By Joyce Hanson (October 25, 2016, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee trial court judge has ruled that a Nashville ordinance regulating short-term rental properties is unconstitutional, thus slapping down yet another city law designed to manage sharing economy websites such as Airbnb.

Eighth Circuit Court Judge Kelvin D. Jones of Davidson County, Tennessee, ruled from the bench on Friday with no written opinion that the Nashville government ordinance amending the metropolitan code to address short-term rentals of homes is unconstitutionally vague, but left intact the law's taxation requirements for such rentals.

The ruling will become final when a written order is entered in a few weeks' time, according to the...

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