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City Council allows short-term rentals in Williamsburg

City Council allows short-term rentals in Williamsburg

Homeowners across the city will soon be able to rent out a room in their their homes through services such as Airbnb and VRBO following City Council’s approval at its meeting Thursday.

The new regulations allow owners of single-family homes across the city to rent out one bedroom for a maximum of 30 days per renter and for a maximum of 104 nights per year, under the condition that the homeowner continues to occupy the home while the renter is there.

Whole-home rentals will remain illegal, and neighborhoods with Homeowners Associations still have the discretion to ban short-term rentals.

The board passed the measure in a 4-1 vote, with council member Ted Maslin casting...

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