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Saturday, September 17, 2016

OC tackles short-term rental glut

Ocean City’s efforts to track and collect taxes from short-term vacation rentals advertised on peer-to-peer websites, such as Airbnb and VRBO, were discussed during Monday’s Tourism Commission meeting.

Donna Abbott, Ocean City director of tourism and marketing, said Susan Jones, executive director of the Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, is continuing to educate others on the issue.

“She’s working on planning a short-term rental seminar to create awareness among HMRA members,” Abbott said.

The topic has reached the boiling point in other U.S. markets.

“Even in San Francisco, where Airbnb is based, they’ve filed a lawsuit,” she said.



Anonymous said...

I clean condos, pay taxes, and legitimate. This was the first year we had a terrible time with condo cleaning after 8 years. All do to Vacation rentals by property owners...there are damages & now they expect to just at cleaners to deal with it. Not happening! We used to just call the rental property company to deal with it..worked out great. Next year as a cleaning company, we are considering not talking VRBPO customers. They're to far away from their property to manage their property.

Zorro said...

I agree with 1250 am.....there are more and more destructive morons coming into Ocean City

Anonymous said...

no accountability. What I mean, there is no real punishment to those morons except "payment" for damages. This mindset is beyond belief - damage whats not mine and all I have to worry about is losing the security deposit.

We need help to teach our future that everything is not about being entitled.