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City of Las Vegas cracking down on illegal short-term rentals

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 07:16:02-04

The city of Las Vegas is cracking down on illegal short-term renters.

With the help of an outside company, they are able to identify the rentals that are not in compliance with the rules and regulations.

Zo Manzo remembered when the house next door to her near Durango and Alta was a party house after becoming popular on Airnbn.

"They rent it and they bring all their friends and it was just like yelling and screaming and people jumping in the pool and everything," said Manzo.

Manzo says she and her neighbors became fed up and wanted the illegal rentals to stop.

"When it comes down to it, this is not a business area," said Manzo. "It's a residential area so they shouldn't be running a business out of here."

Manzo and her neighbors made bright colored shirts that read "Don't hotel my neighborhood" and they wore them to a city council meeting in protest of the illegal short term rentals. 13 Action News covered that back in May.

Manzo says, after that meeting, her neighbor stopped operating as a short-term rental, and instead transitioned into a long-term rental. That means, the guests must stay longer than 31 days which eliminates the come and go of weekend partiers.

"The positives is that they are not up late at night, they are more like people who are here on business or families that come in and then they go downtown to do their partying and come home."

We knocked on Manzo's neighbors door but no one answered.

The city of Las Vegas says by working with the outside company and starting a complaint hotline back in September, they were able to decrease the number of illegally-run short-term rentals by about 400.