The debate about giving cities more control over short-term vacation rentals booked over platforms like Airbnb and VRBO shone a spotlight on how these bookings are affecting residential neighborhoods of single-family homes in South Florida.
These platforms have proliferated, spilling vacationers into residential areas and disturbing many.
Hollywood, for example, has 3,300 short-term rentals with the majority of them not properly registered, Democratic Rep. Hillary Cassel said. And control of them has become such an urgent matter, volunteers track down the illegal ones to report them to the city, she said.
Legislation giving cities more control over them (SB 714) died.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics