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Anaheim bans short-term rentals in residential areas

Anaheim bans short-term rentals in residential areas

In response to vocal complaints from residents, the Anaheim City Council voted to ban all future short-term rentals in residential areas of the city and gave existing rental operators 18 months to close up shop.

Following a five-hour meeting that included testimony from short-term rental operators and their neighbors, the council voted unanimously to put an end to all future rentals in neighborhoods and adopted tougher restrictions on existing operators until they too are shut down in early 2018.

Short-term rentals have gained popularity across the country with the growth of websites including Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway, which make it easy for homeowners to...

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