July 18, 2016
The Mirador 1000 is a massive, white condominium building fronted by palm trees in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood. It’s got a pool that looks directly out onto the ocean, a beautiful lobby and its own workout room. It’s within walking distance of South Beach’s best restaurants, shopping and clubs. A unit in the building is, in other words, a prime find on Airbnb if you’re booking a weekend trip to Miami. The problem though is that short-term rentals aren’t allowed, both due to condo rules and because the building is in an illegal zone for such rentals, says Arianna Aguero, president of the Mirador 1000’s condominium association. Aguero says that the 400-plus-unit building doesn’t like short-term renters through Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeAway because you have people coming into the building “with no information about who they are,” as opposed to long-term renters who have filled out applications and had background checks. Plus, the people who vacation in South Beach for the weekend are the type of party people likely to disrupt the community of year-round residents….
Source: http://fusion.net/story/323415/landlords-who-monitor-airbnb/