I house share and that’s not an issue for longer stays as I’d have less wear and tear on the room - and on me, the cleaning lady.
so a website for month-to-month or specific timeframes. This is done through air or first few weeks through Air and then privately. Discussed numerous times on this forum.
- Anything in my area over 28 days requires a lease and different rental insurance and deposits, etc. It’s not an STR at that point, it’s a month-to-month lease with all the tenant protections that entails.
- The biggest obstacle is the one ALL landlords have faced since Covid - the laws that have been enacted that say a tenant doesn’t have to pay rent - they can claim hardship or just not pay and can’t be evicted. People are losing their homes because someone booked for a time or season and then refused to move at the end and then didn’t pay anything. California recently amended this law to say that the tenant has to file paperwork for non-payment proving financial hardship or pay a minimum of 25% of the rent monthly. The onus for all this - falls on the poor landlord. I have a friend desperately trying to get rid of a terrible tenant who stopped paying rent. Eviction process started just as Covid did and tenant stalled long enough for the Covid tenant protection law to kick in. Tenant has been offered $5,000 cash to leave. Many scammers are doing this all over the country.
Example: A woman on Long Island, NY rented her beach house in the winter at a reduced rate just to be able to pay the bills there and have it occupied while she’s WFH at her primary residence. The tenant’s lease was up May 1st and the summer rates are exponentially higher. The tenant stopped paying rent in April, refused to move, couldn’t be evicted, and the woman/landlord not only lost the second home but was on the verge of losing her primary residence - and the tenant didn’t give a f**k. It made many NY newspapers and still idiot Gov. Cuomo didn’t do anything to help people like this.
Example 2: A friend has a condo in New Zealand and a month-to-month tenant. The latest law enacted Feb. 21st of this year says that if my friend wants to raise the rent he has to give the tenant 90 days notice. If the Landlord wants to end the month-to-month, he’s obligated to live in the condo for 90 days once the tenant leaves or face fines and penalties. You can’t just chuck out a problematic tenant - you have to verify specific code violations to the Council 3 times in 90 days.
End result- paperwork nightmare and then you get a freeloader.
Furnished Finder and Gypsy Nurse already solve your problem with some safeguards, but I’ve seen scammers when I was listed on the sites.