Last year, state legislators passed a law requiring the county to regulate rents. There are currently 10,000 illegal units in Nevada. I'll have to do more research, but I clearly remember that the law changed about a year ago to allow short-term rentals outside one's primary residence anywhere in Clark County. Others, such as Marlen Hoesly, said that short-term rentals have been a reality in Clark County for years, despite being illegal, and have been creating headaches for neighbors.
The Greater Las Vegas Short-Term Rental Association, which advocates for the legalization of vacation rentals across the state, also did not endorse the bill, but their concerns were based on provisions such as distance separation requirements that they considered too restrictive. Nguyen says he introduced the bill because there was a significant proliferation of illegal rents in his neighborhood, and the law is designed to give the county teeth to crack down while allowing LEGAL rents to work under regulations. Most properties near the Las Vegas Strip fall under the jurisdiction of Clark County, where short-term rentals, defined as less than 31 days, are prohibited. Public encouraged to weigh in as Clark County Commission discusses regulations for nascent marijuana salon industry Tuesday.
All major metrics of COVID-19 have increased over the past week in Clark County, according to a weekly report released Wednesday. Las Vegas, as a party destination, has reason to ban short-term peer-to-peer rental services, such as Airbnb, to preserve the sanity of permanent residents. There are many short-term rentals in the district of Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, which stretches along the dotted Strip and extends into the southeastern Las Vegas Valley. Knudsen, who has been following the short-term rental situation in Clark County, said more jurisdictions in the United States have been moving to establish regulations in order to capitalize on significant tax revenues that would otherwise be unavailable.
However, county representatives said the license application process could take up to seven months before legal leases can begin operating. Visitors to Las Vegas looking for the perfect accommodation often turn to short-term rental services such as Airbnb, Home Away or Vrbo. The county received the bill less warmly because it applies only to Clark County, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, leaving out all other counties and cities in the state and officials were worried that it lacked teeth. The legalization of STRs in Clark County should be good news for real estate investors looking to start an Airbnb in Las Vegas, with Clark County coextensive with Las Vegas.