New home-sharing rules in Los Angeles were adopted by the City Council on December 11, 2018 and became effective on July 1, 2019.
Here is a summary:
- Hosts must register with the city planning department and pay an $89 fee. According to the city planning department, enforcement will begin November 1, 2019.
- Only the host’s primary residence can be rented out, defined as the place where a host lives for at least six months per year.
- Renters can’t home-share without prior written approval of their landlord.
- Hosts may not register for or operate more than one home-sharing rental unit at a time in the city.
- Hosts cannot home-share for more than 120 days in a calendar year, unless they have registered with the city for “extended home-sharing.”
- The “extended home-sharing” option allows hosts to rent out residences for an unlimited number of days. To get approval from the city, hosts have to pay an $850 fee. To qualify, they need to be registered with the city for at least six months or hosted for at least 60 days. Hosts who have received a citation in the past three years will be disqualified, unless they pay a $5,660 fee to have their case reviewed.
- Non-residential buildings and temporary structures are not eligible for home-sharing; that includes vehicles parked on the property as well as storage sheds, trailers, yurts, and tents.
- Hosts are responsible for providing a Code of Conduct to all guests with rules about amplified sound and “evening outdoor congregations.”
Bullet list source and more info: CurbedLA
We are working on finding a speaker to come talk to our members about these new rules and answer questions. We are also evaluating whether the association should adopt additional restrictions.
In the meantime, please be reminded that California laws governing our association require KHG members to advise association management if their property is rented. More on this requirement here.