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Battle brewing between neighbors over short-term rentals

Citcy council considering ban
Posted at 7:00 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 14:29:02-04

The Las Vegas City Council is considering new restrictions that would impact short-term rentals like Airbnb.

With Las Vegas being a major tourist destination, short-term rentals are becoming popular for families or people who don't want a traditional hotel experience.

It's also a way for many to make extra income by renting out their properties. Sandra Goodwin says she's been renting her property since her husband passed away. 

She likes short term rentals as opposed to renting it out for longer periods of time both because there's higher demand and they keep her home cleaner.

But a new proposed regulation would limit short term rentals in the city. Goodwin opposes plan because it would force her to use her property for something else.

Other are in favor of the plan because they say their neighborhoods have been plagued by party homes popping up.

"At three in the morning, there's music. Cars will be going in and out," says Kathy Fox, who lives near Charleston and Rancho.

But opponents of the plan say that's not the majority of cases, and it's not fair to punish property owners going about rentals the right way.

The plan will be voted on Wednesday.