Articles Recently Tagged: Short-Term Rentals

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Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with around 130 complaints lodged in the first half of 2019, which is down nearly 30 percent versus the same time last year and 60 percent fewer than the roughly 320... Read More »

City Investigating Unpermitted Pods in the Tendernob

City Investigating Unpermitted Pods in the Tendernob

Hidden away behind an imposing looking gate off Post Street, between Hyde and Larkin in the Tendernob, the 3,500 square foot home at 3 Meacham Place traded hands for $1.63 million back in 2014, listed as a “one-of-a- kind residence” which has been “a source of inspiration through the... Read More »

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Having been charged with evicting tenants from rent-controlled units and then illegally marketing the apartments as short-term rentals on Airbnb, Homeway and VRBO, Darren and Valerie Lee agreed to pay $276,000 in penalties and fees back in 2015. As we first reported at the time, the settlement included injunctive... Read More »

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with a total of 231 complaints lodged in the first three quarters of the year, down nearly 50 percent versus 2017 and 55 percent fewer than the 516 lodged in the... Read More »

Beware the Stinky Airbnb Bus/Van in San Francisco

Beware the Stinky Airbnb Bus/Van in San Francisco

According to the host’s profile on Airbnb, which has been “ID Checked,” he’s an “Interior designer for tech elite.” And while past listings for his “SF Batch Pad by bars,” or “Stationary pad…on private property,” have noted that said pad is a (shared) bus, according to a recent... Read More »

Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Purchased for $855,000 in 2004, the single-family home at 166 Newton Street in Crocker Amazon has been operating as an illegal “hacker/co-living house for entrepreneurs, developers, digital nomads and students.” Unregistered with the City but still listed on Airbnb, the host of the “Aviato Club” on Newton, whom had... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Having peaked in the second quarter of 2016, the quarter in which San Francisco drafted a new short term rental law which was finally implemented last year, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco totaled around 80 in the second quarter of... Read More »

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

Discretely enacted in 2014, rolled out across the entire city in 2016, and expanded to increase flexibility for the inclusion of single-family homes in 2017, San Francisco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program has so far resulted in 691 applications for building permits to legally add 1,244 ADUs to existing... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

While the number of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco hasn’t dropped to zero following the implementation of the City’s new short-term rental law (which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on short-term rental platforms,... Read More »

Modern LEED Platinum Home Fetches $3.7M

Modern LEED Platinum Home Fetches $3.7M

Designed by DNM Architecture, built for “a technology company executive” in 2014 and priced at $4.75 million in the first quarter of 2016, the LEED Platinum certified home at 4443 19th Street sold for $3.3 million that June. Listed with a total of four bedrooms, which includes a detached... Read More »