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Pretty PO'ed right now.

So the apartment next to mine had been vacant for most of 2015 after my former neighbor passed away last year.

Around November, I noticed that furniture and decorations had been placed in the apartment, but my new neighbor was nowhere to be found. Its now almost February and I have still not yet met my new next door neighbor, but I have noticed that occasionally when I walk past the neighboring apartment there are random people sitting in it on the weekends.

I did some research and I found that the apartment next to mine is listed on AirBnB.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10156284?checkin=02%2F03%2F2016&checkout=02%2F04%2F2016&s=EIBTtAXg

I'm really furious. I've only seen this "Courtney" girl once, and that was weeks ago. Everyone else has been the renters. If I wanted to live next to a hotel I would have chosen an apartment next to a hotel. FML.

Thankfully, the law is on my side. Short-term rentals less than 30 days are illegal in the City of Sausalito. As "Courtney" isn't around to talk to, I sent an email to my landlord letting them know the situation.

Hopefully they do something about it, because if I can't get hold of the landlord or "Courtney" by early next week I'm going to the city development department.

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The landlord responded right away. Courtney must be his niece or daughter.

The listing has now been revised to comply with the City ordinance against short-term rentals. It is as good a resolution as I can hope for so I am happy.

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3 hours ago, TMoney said:

Pretty PO'ed right now.

So the apartment next to mine had been vacant for most of 2015 after my former neighbor passed away last year.

Around November, I noticed that furniture and decorations had been placed in the apartment, but my new neighbor was nowhere to be found. Its now almost February and I have still not yet met my new next door neighbor, but I have noticed that occasionally when I walk past the neighboring apartment there are random people sitting in it on the weekends.

I did some research and I found that the apartment next to mine is listed on AirBnB.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10156284?checkin=02%2F03%2F2016&checkout=02%2F04%2F2016&s=EIBTtAXg

I'm really furious. I've only seen this "Courtney" girl once, and that was weeks ago. Everyone else has been the renters. If I wanted to live next to a hotel I would have chosen an apartment next to a hotel. FML.

Thankfully, the law is on my side. Short-term rentals less than 30 days are illegal in the City of Sausalito. As "Courtney" isn't around to talk to, I sent an email to my landlord letting them know the situation.

Hopefully they do something about it, because if I can't get hold of the landlord or "Courtney" by early next week I'm going to the city development department.

They're listing it for minimum 30 days rental.

[edit - missed your post that beat mine]

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Ian, excellent job on the wall, looks great!

As for the Courtney AirBnB situation, good luck, hope it works out OK.  The good news is, I can't imagine the types you DON'T want near you would stay 30 days.  So, it may be less transient types, or not rented at all.  Either case may be OK.

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Yeah, so now the exercise we'll be tracking a few guests to show that they are violating the policy.  If that can even reasonably be done... and without causing worse issues with your landlord.  I guess what I'm saying is I wouldn't make it a big issue until it becomes a problem.  

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The fact that the landlord responded so quickly at least tells me they took my concern (and their law-breaking) seriously. As well they should. If they don't acquire the proper business license and remit TOT taxes to the City then they've got bigger problems.

A random violation every now and then won't bother me that much. Its more that every time I walked by the apartment next door to mine there were different people sitting in it.

It is in their economic best-interests to get the apartment rented back out to another long term tenant. Rents out here in the SF area have never been higher.

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Think it's reasonable to assume that hundreds of rotating strangers next door are more likely to actually cause a problem over time than one long-term stranger next door. People also generally party way more when they are playing away from home.

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1 hour ago, Hopstretch said:

Think it's reasonable to assume that hundreds of rotating strangers next door are more likely to actually cause a problem over time than one long-term stranger next door. People also generally party way more when they are playing away from home.

This, and BEDBUGS!

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