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BILL 41 IS NEEDED TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS “RESIDENTIAL”!
“Renting to tourists 12 times a year in our neighborhoods is unacceptable!” Our residential neighborhoods are being bought out by mainland investors who are able to out-bid local families because they are running mini-hotels. The new vacation rental business model … Continue reading
Zoning Committee Meeting Thursday 1/20/22 @ 9AM
WE NEED YOUR TESTIMONY FOR BILL 41 CD1 (Please Share) Please support Bill 41 CD1 by testifying at the Zoning Committee on Thursday 1/20/22 at 9 AM via Zoom and submitting written testimony to the council. BILL 41 CD1: Will … Continue reading
PLEASE SUPPORT BILL 41 CD1 (Illegal Vacation Rental Enforcement)
Testify at City Council Hearing on 11/10/2021 at 10AM (first reading) Register for Zoom live testimony: :https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4ik-GnDGTNOHC5H6rR4MhA Submit written testimony: https://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html TALKING POINTS: The estimated 14,000 vacation rentals on Oahu have contributed to our residential housing shortage and housing-cost crisis. … Continue reading
What Does the New DPP Illegal Vacation Rental Bill Do?
Stops illegal vacation rentals and unscrupulous Realtors from creating “Fake” 30-day leases by redefining short-term rentals 180 days or less. Allows long-term tenants to continue to rent month to month. Raises fines from $10,000 to $25,000 per violation and per … Continue reading
DPP Proposes New Illegal Vacation Rental Enforcement Bill!
After extensive analysis and consulting with the residential communities and civic leaders, the City Administration and the Department of Planning and Permitting have introduced a very comprehensive and well-written Illegal Vacation Rental Enforcement Bill that we support as written. Illegal … Continue reading
Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) Public Hearing on Short-term Rental Administrative Rules: April 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Register to testify by April 5 (See details below) The DPP has proposed administrative rules to implement ordinances 18-19 of the Honolulu Land Use Ordinances that govern short-term rentals. The rules primarily focus on the process for granting B&B permits … Continue reading
Illegal Vacation Rental Owners Keep Breaking the Law with 30-Day Rental Scam!
At a recent Oahu Vacation Rental group meeting, illegal vacation rental owners and Realtors were distraught and angered when their attorney told them the bad news that their sham 30-day vacation rental model was illegal if they charged a daily … Continue reading
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
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
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