July 22, 2016
“Stunning, spacious corporate rental with panoramic views” is how Sherry Manning’s ad describes one of her five vacation rentals listed on HomeAway/VRBO. The Maryland resident has had vacation rentals in San Francisco for several years, since before they were legalized. Manning said she always tried to comply with laws, registering with the treasurer’s office as a small business and remitting San Francisco’s 14 percent hotel tax. Then San Francisco made vacation rentals legal — and she didn’t qualify because she doesn’t live here. After the city – which has been working to beef up enforcement — cited her, she paid a penalty and switched all her rentals to be 30 days or more, which makes them legal….
Source: http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/airbnb/laws/