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Las Vegas Approves Change To Short-Term Rental Regulations

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas have approved an ordinance change to require homeowners to remain at their property whenever they choose to rent it out for brief periods.

The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved the change affecting short-term rental properties like those listed on Airbnb.

The change only applies to residential homes, not to apartments in high-rise buildings. It requires the homeowner to continue to be at the property throughout the rental period, except to go to work or run typical personal or household errands.

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Short-term rental properties are already required to obtain a license, be 660 feet away from each other and not have more than three bedrooms.

Properties already licensed won't be affected by the change that will go into effect next week.