The proposed ballot measure which would limit the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year would also prohibit any in-law unit from ever being offered as a short-term rental and would require the City to notify neighbors of all units which are registered as potential short-term rentals.
Units which aren’t registered with the City’s Planning Department would be prohibited from being listed on any hosting platform, such as Airbnb. It would be a misdemeanor for a platform to list an unregistered unit or a unit which had already been rented for 75 days in that calendar year.
The definition of ‘interested parties’ who would be allowed to sue short-term rental scofflaws would be expanded to include people living within 100 feet of a short-term rental. And interested parties would be allowed to sue hosting platforms that unlawfully list a short-term rental as well.
If approved by voters in November, the proposed ordinance would go into effect on January 1, 2016.