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Home-sharing & short-term rental issues?

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Are you a Mid City resident trying to home-share your primary residence or rent it out on the short term? The City of Los Angeles has begin enforcing the 2019 enacted rules on home-sharing and short-term rentals such as Airbnb units. Home-sharing is when a space within an occupied resident is rented out (such as a single bedroom) and short-term rentals are the term for renting entire units.

  • You use Airbnb or some similar platform to rent out part of your residence (including if you yourself are not the landlord)

  • You have not formally registered your home share with the city

  • You have not done the paperwork to rent your property out for more than 120 days a year

The city is sending out warning letters and $500 fees to violators. See the city's webinar and run down of the ordinance here.

Airbnb is the only platform to have entered a formal hosting agreement with the city, and you can see its guidelines for hosts here.


We are considering adding a section to the Resources part of our website specifically on Planning and Land Use Management issues such as this, green space initiatives, a run down on development rules, and other information that residents might find useful. What do you think? Let us know!


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