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Month to month listings registration? (specifically Chicago)


#1

Hi,
I listed my home (unoccupied) as month to month ( at least a month) to avoid issues with zoning.
My area is not zoned for less than a month. I did not have any completed books before my registration was
denied by the City.

I have deactivated my account, but I wonder, do I need to be registered with City if I rent at least monthly?

I noted that on my application but was demied anyways and then told I needed to appeal if I wanted
permission. Appealing required polling my neighbors, appealing to my alderman, justifying my rental based on financial hardship etc. I can’t see how I woul win.

Why are month to month rental required to register?

Thanks for your help!


#2

Those questions only local authorities (city, county) can answer. I pretty sure you have to register so that they can collect taxes from you and monitor how many LTRS are in you area.


#3

Thanks for reply. Unfortunately, there’s no way to just list 30 > rentals without registering and one can only register if zoning allows shorter term unoccupied rentals.

And I asked on a Chicago forum and no one knew. I assume tons of folks are going through the same thing.


#4

You would be much better off with a standard lease for a rental over 30 days. I rent a few in Chicago and would never use Airbnb.


#5

I am having no luck outside of Airbnb for month to month.


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