March 21, 2018

New Airbnb Regulations

The Kansas City Star recently published an article detailing how KC will regulate Airbnb and other short-term rentals. You can read this article by clicking here.

Here are some noteworthy points for Hyde Parkers to take into account:

  • Each short-term unit is limited to eight guests, with no more than two people to a bedroom.
  • Multi-family homes are restricted to one short-term unit or 25 percent of all apartments, whichever comes first.
  • Fire and safety inspections are required.
  • Homes or apartments cannot be used for receptions, parties or similar events.
  • Owners who live on the premises must disclose their plans to all adjacent property owners.
  • Off-site owners must secure the consent of 55 percent of adjacent property owners. If that is not possible, they can apply to the city for a special use permit.
  • All hosts will pay a one-time administrative fee of $259 and then $175 annually. Hosts in historic districts or in certain other circumstances must apply for a $596 special use permit. Portions of Hyde Park are considered a historic district. Click here to look at the register of historic places.

Guests love staying in Hyde Park’s historic homes, and choosing to host can be a great experience both financially and socially.