Update sent to MHLA Members 10-24-18:
On October 23, 2018 the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed legislation yesterday to license and regulate short-term rental (STR) hosts and platforms. We applaud Council Members and County Executive Rushern Baker for taking significant steps to eliminate unfair competition from investors renting multiple units, just like hotels, on platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway without any oversight.
This legislative package was strongly supported by MHLA. It will establish much needed accountability on the part of platforms who often earn revenue by booking short-term rentals that are not in compliance with local laws, and ensures hosts are following basic rules to protect guests and our communities.
CB-10-2018 and CB-11-2018 will establish the following requirements on STR activity:
Thank you to MHLA Members and especially those of who assisted with our advocacy on this issue.
Please contact me for more information.
Amy Rohrer, CAE
President & CEO
Maryland Hotel Lodging Association