Quick question for hosts out there who have stand alone rentals that are in shutdown areas:
Will you be switching to rent Long Term to locals in need? Or providing nights on charity?
I’m in this situation myself, with a luxury Lakehouse in South Lake Tahoe. STR and LTR to anyone who is not a local is forbidden by current town regulation, and so my house sits empty. We are lucky to be able to tighten our belts and keep our heads down and continue paying the mortgage without having any revenue, but I do hate to see wasted resources when there is such need and have been considering dropping the price to a token for locals and “essential” employees who otherwise can’t stay in the home they have.
There are a number of concerns I have, even using AirBNB to help with this, specifically that evictions are outlawed in our neck of California for an indeterminate period of time. What if things get going again and the person in my house refuses to leave?