September 6, 2016
Peg Corbett is Key West’s sharing economy sheriff. Every day, she scours listings on Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, not in search of a beautiful home to rent, but in search of people breaking the law. Corbett is the city of Key West’s “Transient Rental Specialist.” Her entire job is to hunt down vacation rentals that are in violation of city law. When she finds one, she figures out the address, then drives to the location to make sure it matches the picture on the listing. If it does, she issues a citation. First time violators get a warning. Repeat offenders face thousands of dollars in fines….