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.