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Miami Beach expected to adopt “party homes” measure

Final vote on short-term rental crackdown on Wednesday's meeting agenda
April 23, 2014 12:45PM

A house party in Miami

A house party in Miami

Miami Beach commissioners are expected to pass a measure that cracks down on so-called “party homes” during Wednesday’s meeting.

The measure would make it illegal to advertise short-term home rentals that are not in compliance with city code, the Miami Herald reported. Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of the rule during last month’s first reading.

Home rentals of less than six months plus one day are already illegal in Miami Beach. But that hasn’t stopped party promoters from advertising and hosting raucous parties at high-end Miami Beach residences.

Such parties are so profitable that commissioners fear existing fines of up to $20,000 for repeat offenders is not enough of a deterrent.

From 2012 to 2013, 189 notices of violations were issued to luxury homes rented out for parties. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis