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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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