Short Term Rental Moratorium

Metro Council decided in favor of short-term rentals in Louisville, KY early Friday morning with a vote of 11-YES and 13-NO on a proposed short term rental moratorium that would ban the issuance of new conditional use permits for 90 days. Permits are currently required citywide for properties that are non-owner occupied and located in […]

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Louisville Short Term Rental Registration

Registering your short-term rental property is a two (2) step process.   STEP 1 – Register Your Business with Metro Revenue Commission  1) Register with the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission. This will provide you with a necessary identification number for filing. If you report self-employment tax in Louisville you may already have this number. You may […]

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Important Louisville Airbnb Dates 2019

January 2019 1 – New Years February 2019 13 – 16 – Farm and Machinery Show (305,000) 14 – Valentines Day 20-23 – Bourbon Classic, Various Downtown Locations March 2019 9 – St. Patricks Day Parade (Highlands) 28 – 30 – Mid American Trucking Show’s 2019 Annual Trade Show (80,000) April 2019 24 – 30 […]

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Maintaining A 5 Star Short Term Rental Landscape

Operating a short term rental property can be time consuming. Most operators maintain full time jobs, families, and other obligations outside of being amazing hosts and providing a 5 star experience to every guest that walks through the door. Maintaining a 5 star short term rental landscape is often one of the last items on […]

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Airbnb and City of Louisville Reach Tax Collection Agreement

A press release was sent out by the City of Louisville this morning announcing they have reached an agreement with Airbnb to collect and remit the 8.5% hospitality/bed tax on every guest reservation made through Airbnb. Under Airbnb’s current agreement with the state, taxes are added to reservations at checkout and paid by the guest. Airbnb […]

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Important Louisville Airbnb Dates 2018

January 2018 1 – New Years February 2018 14 – 17 – Farm and Machinery Show (305,000) 14 – Valentines Day March 2018 10 – St. Patricks Day Parade (Highlands) 10 – 11 – KIVA Sports/Ohio Valley Volleyball 2018 Tourney (10,000) 17 – Louisville FC VS Nashville 22 – 24 – Mid American Trucking Show’s […]

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Smoke Detector Regulation for Short Term Rentals in Louisville KY

Smoke Detector Regulation for Short Term Rentals in Louisville KY Ordinance 156.202 In all dwelling units, smoke detectors powered by a hard wire AC primary power source or a self-monitored, non-removal ten-year lithium battery shall be installed and maintained after the effective date of this section. Single station detectors presently installed utilizing standard batteries may […]

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Setting Up A Short Term Rental In Louisville KY

Navigating the short-term rental legal process Setting up a short-term rental listing in Louisville, KY is not as difficult as you would think. Many parts of the country are plagued by heavy regulation that can increase the barriers-to-entry for newcomers and those unfamiliar with the process. Louisville’s short-term rental climate is very accepting, as long […]

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Short Term Rental Technology Overview

A quick survey of guests who commonly stay at short-term rental properties will likely indicate that if there was anything particularly frustrating with their stay, it would be something having to do with technology. Maybe they couldn’t figure out how to turn the TV on. Or they couldn’t get the Wi-Fi to work. Or perhaps […]

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