As previously reported, short term rentals, think AirBNB and VRBO, have become hugely popular for vacation goers. They are also being noticed by local governments looking to find ways to regulate the industry and generate revenue for their Counties and Cities. Local officials across Georgia are studying what impact these "Short Term Rentals (STRs)" are having on their communities and most of all, their bottom lines.
Most recently, the Cobb County and the City of South Fulton officials have discussed what they could do to reign in what they believe is an vastly growing industry with little or no regulation to control it. Officials believe STRs skirt the Hotel/Motel tax, disrupt neighborhoods and pose a public safety threat.
The Government Affairs Committee will monitor and work with the loal officals on a reasonable solution to prevent a negative rippling effect around the metro area.
If you have any insight or experiences with STRs, please contact Government Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at 404-732-0631.