Should I Host That Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Airbnb

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Should I Host That Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Airbnb

Recorded On 02/10/2016

COURSE DETAILS

Finding short term accommodations via Airbnb is a phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yet behind every host renting out a room in the family home, or renting an entire apartment, are a number of legal issues that cannot be overlooked.

Understand the laws restricting owners’ ability to host paying guests in their homes for short periods, as well as the penalties that may result from violations of zoning laws, safety and health regulations, failure to register or seek the necessary permits, etc .  Hear about other legal roadblocks that potential hosts may encounter, such as non-compliance with co-op and condo house rules and rent control/rent stabilization special rules.

Our panel includes Elizabeth Donoghue, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph and Todd Nahins,  Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins and Goidel P.C. Mr. Nahins represented the landlord in 42nd & 10th Associates LLC, V. Henry Ikezi, where the housing court judge agreed with the landlord that the use of a rent stabilized apartment as a hotel via AIRBNB is illegal and therefore the tenant had no right to cure. This was the first time a NYC housing court ruled that the violation by the tenant was not curable. The decision was recently affirmed by the Appellate Term.

 

FACULTY

Program Co-Sponsor: NYCLA’s Real property Section

Program Chair: Jonathan Geballe, Esq.

Faculty: Elizabeth Donoghue, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph; Todd Nahins,  Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins and Goidel P.C.

Moderator: Evan Nahins, Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins and Goidel P.C.

CLE CREDITS

2 NY CLE Credits; 2 PP
 

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