The New Orleans City Council must still approve regulations for short-term rentals, but the Planning Commission has spoken.
The New Orleans Planning Commission this week made several recommendations regarding the regulation of short-term rentals. "The commission voted 8-1 to legalize owner-occupied short-term rentals and allow homeowners to rent out their whole homes for 30 days out of the year," reports Katherine Sayre, but "the commission rejected a controversial proposal to allow entire houses to essentially be converted to vacation rentals year-round."
"The Planning Commission considered creating four categories of short-term rentals," adds Sayre, "but the most controversial whole-home category was removed from the proposal before the vote." Instead the commission recommends categories of accessory (space in an owner-occupied home), temporary (entire home for up to 30 days a year), and commercial (houses and condos in commercial areas).
The City Council must still make a final decision.
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