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Detroit banning people from renting homes via Airbnb


DETROIT -- The city of Detroit has begun issuing compliance requests to stop people from renting their homes to guests via services such ... Detroit was the most visited Airbnb city in the state of Michigan with 47,000 guest arrivals for earnings of ...


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By Matt Durr mattdurr@mlive.com DETROIT -- The city of Detroit has begun issuing compliance requests to stop people from renting their homes to guests via services such as Airbnb. According to Curbed Detroit, an ordinance passed last year by the city restricts homeowners in certain districts from renting their houses out went into effect this week. Specifically, the ordinance says "use of a dwelling to accommodate paid overnight guests is prohibited as a home occupation; notwithstanding this regulation, public accommodations, including bed and breakfast inns outside the R1 and R2 Districts, are permitted as provided in Sec61-12-46 of this Code." According to Curbed, the majority of Airbnb units for rent in the city are in in the R1 and R2 Districts, however the ordinance ensures people outside those districts cannot rent out their properties. Last year, Detroit was the most visited Airbnb city in the state of Michigan with 47,000 guest arrivals for earnings of $5.21 million. View Comments /* */ About Us MLive Media Group Our Team Advertise Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us Jobs at MLive Subscriptions Newspaper | Digital Editions | eNewsletters The Ann Arbor News The Bay City Times The Flint Journal The Grand Rapids Press Jackson Citizen Patriot Kalamazoo Gazette Muskegon Chronicle The Saginaw News MLive Sections News Business Sports High School Sports Entertainment Living Opinion Obituaries Jobs Autos Real Estate Apartment Rentals Classifieds Local Deals Local Businesses Business Resource Center Your Regional News Pages Ann Arbor Bay City Detroit Flint Grand Rapids Jackson Kalamazoo Lansing Muskegon Saginaw Mobile Mobile apps | Tablet apps More on MLive Photos Video Weather Post a job Post a free classified ad Sell your car Sell/Rent your home Apartments and Rentals Sponsor Content Follow Us Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Advance Digital Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

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