The owner of the former Greenport United Methodist Church said Sunday that his plans only temporarily include listing it as a short-term rental. READ
What was once a 19th century Methodist church on Main Street in Greenport is now a short-term rental property, according to an AirBnB listing that has local residents expressing disgust on social media. READ
A state Supreme Court Justice has dismissed a Greenport woman’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a 2016 Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruling related to the short-term rental law. The court rejected her claim that renting her home for fewer than 14 days should be permitted as a grandfathered use. READ
The Greenport Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on a revision to its residential rental permit law. The change would scale back some of the requirements in the original 2013 legislation and require every residential rental property — including short-term rentals — to have a rental permit. READ
If the Southold Town code never put any restrictions on the renting of single-family homes before a 2015 ban on stays of fewer than 14 nights, then prior short-term rentals were:
a) illegal because nothing in the code said they were legal or
b) legal because nothing in the code said they were illegal.
Before Thursday night’s public hearing on new regulations for short-term rentals in Greenport Village, Mayor George Hubbard said the specifics of the legislation would be changed.
Last year, the Greenport Village Board considered enacting a law to deal with short-term rentals, but never adopted it.
Now, the issue is coming up again. READ
Should homeowners who began renting their houses on a short-term basis before Aug. 25, 2015, be allowed to continue doing so?
One Orient attorney and his clients think so.