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Airbnb Hosting using your apartment in Austin, TX.

Posted by Bob Walsh

When it comes to the law, there's two things you will need to start Airbnb Hosting your apartment in Austin: A City of Austin business license ($500) and your landlord's agreement to let you host.

That first item may be changing soon, as the state legislature is again taking up the contentious issue of whether individual cities like Austin should regulate Short Term Rentals (STRs), or whether that should be the state's job.

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Topics: Renter

The realities of hosting your Apartment on Airbnb in San Francisco.

Posted by Bob Walsh

So you click on this ad and the number jumps out at you: you could cover your entire monthly rent by hosting your San Francisco apartment on Airbnb. Given how much time you spend at say your girlfriend's/boyfriends/parents'/work travel, you'd hardly be inconvenienced - and those thousands of dollars each month would come in handy.

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Airbnb Hosting in San Francisco: The legal requirements

Posted by Bob Walsh

If you're one of the thousands of renters in San Francisco who want to become Airbnb Hosts in 2019, don't be dismayed if you've heard that the City of San Francisco makes hosting hard. It doesn't, but the steps covered at the City at San Francisco's Office of Short-Term Rentals site are not the easiest to understand or follow. And since Airbnb is subject to a 2017 court order, Airbnb makes sure your SF listing complies with those requirements.

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Can you use your SF Apartment to Host on Airbnb? The answer may surprise you.

Posted by Bob Walsh

Airbnb Hosting from your San Francisco apartment is a great way to bring in some cash, but you have to be aware of the legal and business restrictions that apply to you. Here's a rundown on them:

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Airbnb and your Rental Agreement

Posted by Bob Walsh

Airbnb's an excellent way for people to make additional money, but you need a plan to get your landlord onboard too. Don't worry, we have a solution for you...

Hey renters, are you looking at Airbnb as a side gig? If you're among the hundred million or so Americans - mostly urban dwellers in apartments and other multifamily housing - Airbnb Guest hosting is an attractive, profitable side gig — one of the best side gigs out there.

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Letulet from the Renter's Perspective

Posted by Bob Walsh

Asking your landlord for a favor is never a comfortable experience. Even if you feel entitled to get what you are asking for, they can decide for a multitude of reasons to say no, including saying no is often the easiest thing to do.

LetuLet changes this dynamic. Instead of asking for the favor of permission for you to Airbnb your apartment, you're offering them a business revenue opportunity.

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Letulet from the Landlord's Perspective

Posted by Bob Walsh

As a landlord, you're aware that among your tenants the temptation of becoming an Airbnb host using your property to make thousands of dollars a month is a strong one.

As the demands of the modern renter evolves and changes, it might be time to stop just fighting this appeal, and embrace the change in demands, and to start to make money from it? Let us explain…

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Topics: Landlord

 

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