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Airbnb renters upsetting Vegas residents

Posted at 7:55 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 15:09:00-04

People living in one valley neighborhood claim short term renters are making their lives miserable, and one man is taking extreme measures to keep the renters out.  

"We don't want this type of thing in our neighborhood," says Mario Pawlik, who lives in the John Park neighborhood near Charleston and Las Vegas Boulevard.

He claims that his quiet neighborhood is now filled with parties, drugs, and prostitutes, all because of countless Airbnb renters.  So, he's taking matters into his own hands, by delivering handwritten letters to his neighbors.  The letter asks them not to rent out their property or host parties. 

"This is not where they filmed The Hangover, you know?" says Pawlik. 

Not everybody who received Pawlik's letter agrees with him. 

"I can understand their concern, but it doesn't bother me," says one neighbor, John Lucas.  "I wouldn't go to that length of passing out fliers." 

Some short term rentals are legal within city limits.  

City officials say they plan to consider more regulations at next week's council meeting, including stricter permits, a log of guests, noise regulations, and a limit to the amount of rentals.  

Pawlik says he wants these rental properties gone forever. 

"This is a war that was forced upon us and we refuse to lose," says Pawlik. 

13 Action News also reached out to the host of one of the rental properties that Pawlik is concerned about.  He tells us his property has strict house rules, including no parties or events, and he asks all of his guests to be aware of the neighbors around them.