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Vail Daily letter: Long-term rental regulations need a look, too

With all of the focus by the town of Vail on short-term rentals lately, it gets lost that our long-term rental regulations need some work. Presently, it is my understanding that as many as six unrelated people can long-term rent a two-bedroom, one-bath property that has a separate living room and separate dining room area without any regard to the actual size of the property (definition of “Family” in Title 12, Chapter 2, Section 2 of Vail Town Code).

The town’s focus is on short-term rentals because of the tax-collection issue primarily, but the long-term rental rules should be revised to prevent too many unrelated people living together, whether in a condo, townhouse or single-family residence. Long-term chaos is worse than short-term chaos for just a few days.

Bob Essin

Vail