Get the Renters Out!

Get the Renters Out!

Homeowner's associations (HOAs) sometimes have a hard time dealing with renters. Renters often don't know about the rules and regulations. Renters sometimes cause more traffic. Renters generally don't take care of the property as well as an owner. 

When faced with a number of renters, some HOAs have simply said, "Let's ban rentals in our neighborhood." But, can they?

Can an HOA stop short term rentals?

Can an HOA stop short term rentals?

With the growth of sites like airbnb.com, more and more homeowner's associations (HOAs) have owners who lease out their homes for days at a time. These short term rentals sometimes come with problems, like increased traffic, noise and damage to the common area. 

Some declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&R's) have clauses prohibiting short term rental. Others don't. But most CC&R's prohibit "commercial" activities within the neighborhood. This raises the question of whether short term rentals are commercial activity and, therefore, violate the CC&R's.