So there is a new law awaiting Gov Cuomo’s signature which greatly affects the legality of Airbnb and online short term rentals on the whole in my home state.
I’ll be honest though, I don’t fully understand it and I’ve read countless articles on the subject. I’ve also visited the website where the original multiple dwellings law is posted in full and still don’t understand the need for a bill that makes “online advertising” of short term stays illegal. It seems like this law could easily be circumvented by just not posting your place on the internet. It also seems as though this was already dealt with the multiple dwellings law. I also can’t seem to find if this affects just NYC or the entire state of New York.
Either way if you are from New York, please make sure to email the Governor’s office today and let him know how you feel!