Paradise Valley Amends Short-Term Rental Ordinance

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has amended its short-term rental ordinances to better align with state law following an Arizona Attorney General’s Investigation earlier this year. The changes mostly decrease specific language that was very detailed — such as requirements for property owners to meet renters in person and …

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Parts of Paradise Valley’s STR Ordinance Violate State Law

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent An Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigation has found parts of Paradise Valley’s short-term rental ordinance violate state law. In a March 30, written report Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says “most of” Paradise Valley’s ordinance does not violate state law — however, specific provisions run afoul. The investigation stems …

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Paradise Valley Responds to Short-Term Rental Rules Investigation

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has responded to an Arizona Attorney General’s investigation into its short-term rental rules. On March 18, Town Attorney Andrew McGuire issued a response to Attorney General Mark Bronvich and the deputy solicitor, where he steadfastly argues the town has not violated state law. On …

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Scottsdale Council Okays Short-Term Rental Updates

The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously in favor of two proposed updates to the city’s Vacation Rental ordinance and Nuisance Parties and Unlawful Gatherings ordinance at its December 8 meeting. The updates to both ordinances, which take effect Jan. 7, 2022, will remove loopholes, increase fines and improve the city’s enforcement abilities when handling short-term …

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Scottsdale Council Asks Legislature for Short-Term Rental Changes

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Council has reportedly sent a unified letter to the Arizona House of Representatives leader seeking changes to short-term rentals, as the municipality strengthens its regulations on the 4,000 vacation homes in city bounds. The move comes as new reporting done by Scottsdale illustrates short-term rentals are bringing …

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Scottsdale Begins Tracking Down 1,000 Short-Term Rental Owners

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale’s new Short-Term Rental Working Group is halfway through its six planned meetings, with information and work already flowing from the municipal committee. During the past three weeks, two city employees have identified 1,000 short-term rental locations in violation of contact or transaction privilege tax licensing requirements. The working …

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Short-Term Rental Senate Bill Dies in Arizona House

By Howard Fischer | Daily Independent State lawmakers quashed the last remaining measure to rein in short-term vacation rentals on April 1, concluding that it did so little as to not be worth the effort. Senate Bill 1379 would have allowed communities to impose fines on owners who fail to provide information for police and …

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Short-Term Rental Platforms Support New Arizona Bill

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent A new bill addressing short-term rental properties has garnered support from the two dominant rental platforms — but not the full support of Paradise Valley’s mayor — as it takes initial steps through the Arizona Legislature. “We and other municipalities registered in opposition to this bill primarily because there …

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Mayor-Elect Ortega: Scottsdale ‘Shattered’ by Short-Term Rentals

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Days have gone by since more than 30 Arizona mayors signed a letter urging short-term rental platform CEOs to end lobbying efforts against legislation change — a move that gained no more than crickets in response. Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, one of 33 officials to sign on to …

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Arizona Mayors Band Together in Fight Against Short-Term Rentals

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Thirty of Arizona’s mayors banded together in an effort to confront Airbnb and Expedia CEOs about the short-term rental homes they believe are tearing their communities apart. Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Scottsdale Mayor-elect Dave Ortega were among the group. The move illustrates the growing frustration felt across …

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