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Lawsuit is Frivolous

In our opinion, the recent lawsuit filed by the Hawaii Vacation Rental Owners Association (HVROA) vs. the City & County of Honolulu is frivolous and has no merit. It appears to us the purpose of the lawsuit is a desperate attempt … Continue reading

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LYING TO A DPP INSPECTOR JUST GOT SERIOUS!

On Jun 25, 2019, Governor Ige signed Act 114 that makes all false statements in written, printed, electronic, or oral form, to a state investigator or a county inspector during an investigation into compliance with any state law, rule, or … Continue reading

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IT’S THE LAW!

Bill 89 was signed by Mayor Caldwell (Passed by the City Council 9-0) on June 25th. We believe it will make a significant impact on the enforcement actions of the City against illegal vacation rentals. The majority of the enforcement … Continue reading

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The Fake 30-Day Lease Vacation Rental Scam

Here is how some shady Realtors and illegal vacation rental owners are trying to scam the City Officials and avoid violations with fake 30-lease contracts. The following is the “fine-print” found in some unscrupulous Oahu Real Estate Firms’ lease agreements: … Continue reading

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PLEASE TESTIFY – Wednesday April 17th, 2019 at City Council Honolulu Hale – 10AM

Aloha Neighbors; We need a strong showing of residents who want to keep Kailua a residential community. These bills will set the future of our residential, agriculture and apartment zoned neighborhoods.  This is crunch time. We must all step up to … Continue reading

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CRITICAL PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING

CRITICAL PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING September 5, 2018 – 1:30 pm Mission Memorial Building – 550 South King Street The Honolulu Planning Commission will hear resolutions RES. 17-052 CD1, RES. 17-163, RES. 17-164, RES. 17-301, and Mayor Caldwell/Department. of Planning & … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s Housing Experts Claim: “Airbnb is distorting the truth to promote its financial interests”.

Star-Advertiser Editorial – Island Voices By Reverend Bob Nakata of the Faith Action for Community Equity, Victor Geminiani of Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and Rene Berthiaume of Hawaiihousing.org February 12, 2017 Airbnb is a $30 billion … Continue reading

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Airbnb’s Dirty Tricks (nothing new)!

My Vacation Rental Work-Group Bill Was Gutted and Replaced – Ouch! March 23, 2017 By Senator Laura Thielen The Airbnb and vacation rental bill is becoming one of the “down to the wire” bills that will be decided in the … Continue reading

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Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting issues $300,000+ fine

City seeks crackdown on illegal vacation rentals Thursday, June 9th 2016, 6:30 pm HSTFriday, June 10th 2016, 2:04 pm HST By Rick Daysog, Reporter KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) –Over the past five years, the city has issued more than $300,000 in … Continue reading

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DPP – No Loopholes for Illegal Short-Term Rentals!

George Atta, Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) issued a Declaratory Ruling that officially debunks the myth that illegal vacation rentals and B&B hotels can operate legally due to loopholes. Many illegal vacation rental owners, property managers and … Continue reading

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