What hosting regulations apply to you?
What local rules and regulations apply to you?
How does your local government regulate short-term rentals? What taxes do Airbnb hosts in your area need to pay, and who calculates and collects them? Does your HOA board allow Airbnb guests in the building?
Depending on where in the world you live, there can be requirements at the country, state, city, and even property level. For instance, some areas require that Airbnb hosts register or acquire a license, and insurance or safety certifications might also be required. And some cities require hosts to pay specific taxes on their Airbnb income. Here are some resources to help you learn about the requirements for your area.
Check Airbnb’s Help Center
Although Airbnb does not provide specific legal advice, you can find general guidelines on navigating local laws in the Help Center. To help you find information about safety and regulatory considerations for your area, Airbnb has also compiled Responsible Hosting resources for a number of geographies around the world.
Reach out to other hosts
Local Host Clubs are host-led organizations that provide a space for you to learn from fellow hosts about your local requirements and hear how others are addressing them. And Airbnb’s Community Center is an excellent place to connect with seasoned hosts willing to answer questions and share their hosting experiences.