Is it Illegal to Rent Your Apartment on Airbnb?

August 29, 2019

Making extra money from your apartment sounds great, but is it illegal to rent apartments on Airbnb? Before you post your pad, you’ll need to look into these factors to determine if your apartment is eligible.

Before You Post on Airbnb…

Look into Your Lease

Your lease contains pages of information about the do’s and don’ts of using your apartment. Look for the subletting section—this is where you’ll find specifics about renting your space. Your landlord or apartment management team should serve as the final layer of approval. Don’t think about going over their head, either—Airbnb illegal subletting can get you evicted and/or fined.

Learn the Local Laws

Some towns have zoning laws that govern short term rentals and tourist rooming houses. These laws will tell you how long the renter can or has to be there. You’ll also want to look into how long you’ll have to remain in the apartment when the renter is there.

Your town/county may also require licenses or permits before you can rent your space. You’ll need to know all of the legal details before posting your place on Airbnb.

Renting your apartment on Airbnb isn’t as easy as it may seem. The fun part—posting pics and scheduling guests—doesn’t happen until you complete the legal groundwork. Good luck!

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