Cherry Hill passes ordinance to limit Airbnb rentals

Cherry Hill City Council is moving forward with an ordinance that would limit short-term rentals, like those booked through Airbnb, to minimum stays of 30 days. Violation of the proposed law would be punishable by fine of up to $ 2,000 per day and up to 90 days in jail.

The board stated in a Press release that he had received complaints from residents of Cherry Hill regarding issues with short-term rentals, such as excessive noise, traffic jams, traffic jams, vandalism and overcrowding.

The popular hire of Muhammad Ali has become the centerpiece of this fight. The Tuscan-style mansion at 1121 Winding Drive in a secluded neighborhood on the east side of Cherry Hill was recently named one of the top rentals among the Philadelphia area properties listed on Airbnb. Originally built in 1965 on a 1.5 acre woodland lot, Ali lived there from 1971 to 1974, a period that included the legendary Rumble in The Jungle in Zaire, when Ali took over the World Weight Championship heavy with a knockout of George Foreman.

The Ali House is currently listed at $ 1,000 per night; it can accommodate up to 12 people, although it seems to be used more as a venue for hosting events and parties.

Cherry Hill officials have said short-term commercial uses like this violate the township’s zoning laws. But that’s not the only short-term rental that locals have complained about.

“This ordinance is designed to protect the peace, security and general well-being of our residents and our neighborhoods,” Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn said of the proposed ordinance.

Cherry Hill’s action comes days after a similar order introduced in March was finalized by the Collingswood City Council. Some rResidents were not thrilled when the ordinance was announced earlier this year.

Collingswood’s ordinance caps short-term rentals at 30 days per year and tenants cannot stay longer than 14 consecutive days days. Owners of properties listed on Airbnb or other rental uses must also purchase liability insurance of at least $ 500,000.

Cherry Hill Ordinance will be considered for adoption at second reading on 23 September. If passed, the ordinance will come into effect on November 1.

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