Short-term Rental Violator Settles

Short-term Rental Violator Settles

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Janine Zúñiga; 619-522-7340-office

 

Coronado Property Owners Settle for $8,000, Promise Not to Rent Short Term

CORONADO, CA (June 22, 2017) The City has closed a code enforcement action against local property owners who ignored multiple requests to comply with Coronado’s short-term rental ordinance.

To settle the matter, the couple agreed to pay penalties totaling $8,000 and stop renting their home on a short-term basis. Transient occupancy of homes, a period outlined in the City’s Municipal Code as being 26 consecutive days or less, is prohibited in residential neighborhoods.

In this case, the owners continued to violate the ordinance, including entering into a short-term rental agreement contract, of which the City became aware, for their Isabella Avenue property.

City Manager Blair King said the City has been consistent with its enforcement efforts, providing numerous warnings to those found violating Coronado’s ordinance and asking them to stop advertising their properties as short-term rentals.

“We give them a chance to voluntarily comply after clearly informing them of Coronado’s ordinance, and when they don’t, we take them to court,” King said.

This is the fourth successful civil prosecution of short-term rental violations in the past few years. Property owners can incur fines, civil penalties, court costs and attorney fees.

When the City is alerted to a short-term rental advertised online or receives a complaint, it follows up immediately with property owners. Those who fail to comply are subject to further enforcement by the City, up to and including being taken to court.

Residents who want to report a short-term rental violation can send an email to rentalviolations@coronado.ca.us or call the City Manager’s Office at (619) 522-7335 and City staff will respond.

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Posted on 08/15/2017
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