I looked these articles over that describe the change. I’d get some advice about converted garage apartments … but my understanding is that the crackdown is focused on multiple unit landlords and remote properties; and not the type of unit that you’ve been hosting, where you live on site.
However the fact that your unit was converted without building permits will probably mean that the city planning department will not provide the proper ABNB registration needed, as it will be deemed a “non-residential building” (see bullets below)
I’m afraid that it also puts you in legal jeopardy should you rent out long term. You open yourself to squatters -> tenants not paying; when you try to sue them, the city will not assist, becuause it’s an illegal rental.
Should you get the proper building permits, I think you might be able to continue to ABNB your guest house, as it is part of your primary residence, where the host lives.
from CURBEDLA: “Under the short-term rental rules:
- Hosts will have to register with the city planning department and pay an $89 fee each year.
- Only a primary residence can be rented out, defined as the place where a host lives for at least six months per year.
- Hosts may not register for or operate more than one home-sharing rental unit at a time in the city.
- Hosts can not home-share for more then 120 days in a calendar year, unless they have registered with the city for “extended home-sharing.”*
- The “extended home-sharing” option allows hosts to rent out residences for an unlimited number of days. To get approval from the city, hosts have to pay an $850 fee. To qualify, they’ll have to have been registered for at least six months or hosted for at least 60 days. Hosts who have received a citation in the past three years will be disqualified, unless they pay an $8,500 fee to have their case reviewed.
- Non-residential buildings and temporary structures are not eligible for home-sharing; that includes vehicles parked on the property, storage sheds, trailers, and tents.”