Airbnb Laws, Hotel Taxes, & Illegal Hotels w/ Attorney Kent Gubru

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  • 03/01/18 06:30PM - 08:30PM America/New_York
  • Opera America Rehearsal Hall, 330 7th Avenue- 7th Floor New York, New York 10001
  • Free

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Local regulations are a hot topic among many hosts in the NYC area. This Meetup, presented by Attorney Kent Gubrud, will cover:

  • Why renting out your apartment for less than 30 days does not convert the building into an “illegal hotel”
  • Hotel taxes and why Hosts that rent out furnished apartments are NOT obligated to pay the
  • How the Mayor’s Task Force is targeting and prosecuting short-term rentals within one- and two-family rentals and NOT just multiple dwellings (contrary to what many NYC politicians claim
  • What specific actions must Hosts take to stop the City from conducting its illegal investigations and prosecution

Kent Gubrud is an NYC attorney with 30 years’ experience who, since 2012, has specialized in NYC short-term rental law (or “Airbnb law”). Based upon his substantial research and work, his contentions are that (a) NYC has no legal basis to prosecute Hosts for short term rentals and (b) Airbnb Hosts are not obligated to pay hotel taxes for their rentals. Attorney Gubrud took on and beat both NYC and the NYAG in their separate investigations of Airbnb Hosts beginning in 2013 and ending in 2016. Come hear Attorney Gubrud share some exciting news about some of his successes and what still needs to be done.

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