June 23, 2016
Anyone who has ever listed their Los Angeles residence on Airbnb has done so without paying taxes like hotels do and without having to register with the city like a business does. They’ve probably also done so illegally. The planning department says renting out residences for fewer than 30 days is illegal in most parts of the city. That’s drawing to an end. The city is one step closer to legalizing and regulating short-term rentals. The Planning Commission voted Thursday to endorse rules that would require hosts to file applications with the city and start paying taxes. They would also limit the types of places that can be rented out and for how long. Now the rules go to the City Council for further vetting and, eventually, adoption….
Source: http://la.curbed.com/2016/6/23/11985210/los-angeles-airbnb-law-regulation-legal