Court Decision Gives Airbnb a Temporary Win in Miami

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This 500-square-foot cottage in a residential area of Miami was available for $85 per night. A judge ruled that the city can't ban short-term rentals in Miami's residential neighborhoods. Airbnb



Skift Take: A judge's decision to block Miami's attempt to clamp down on short-terms rentals isn't likely the end of the story. Still, Airbnb hosts appreciate the reprieve.

— Dennis Schaal

A judge is siding with the home-sharing platform Airbnb in its legal dispute with the city of Miami by issuing a preliminary ruling against the city’s ban.


Airbnb said in a news release that a Miami-Dade judge’s temporary restraining order Wednesday prevents the city from enforcing the short-term rental ban in residential neighborhoods. The decision says that the city is pre-empted by state law.


The order also says the city can’t force people to provide names and addresses when speaking at Miami City Commission meetings on the home-sharing issue. Some Airbnb hosts felt threatened after speaking at a March 23 hearing.


At that meeting, commissioners voted to reaffirm zoning regulations prohibiting short-term rentals of single-family homes in Miami’s residential areas.


Airbnb says about 3,000 Miami homeowners use its platform.


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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com



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