Nashville's Homesharing Vote Delayed Again


The wait for a decision regarding Nashville's homesharing regulations just got a little longer. On Tuesday, Metro Council voted to defer their controversial short-term rental legislation until October 3. 

As it's currently written, the bill would phase out all non-owner occupied short-term rentals over the next three years. With the delay of the vote, Vice Mayor David Briley convened a committee to investigate and propose amendments to the bill, seeking a compromise with companies like Airbnb and HomeAway.

"In a shift away from a phase-out, Briley has said that he believes the 'only realistic way' for Nashville to regulate short-term rentals is for Metro to reach an agreement on data-sharing and enforcement with Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental companies." (Source: Tennessean)

The upside of this delay is that it looks promising that the council will consider fair, common-sense regulations for short-term rentals in Nashville. The downside is that until final action is taken on the bill, Metro continues its restriction on issuing new permits for non-owner occupied short-term rentals. 

If you haven't yet, now is a great time to reach out to city council to let them know you support homesharing. 

And let's all keep our fingers crossed for the future of Airbnb in Nashville. 

Alece RonzinoComment