While Southold Town considers an overhaul of its housing code to encourage developers to build more affordable housing on the North Fork, the town’s Housing Advisory Committee brought a few, smaller code recommendations to the Town Board’s attention Tuesday, including easing restrictions on housing next to farmland and lowering the minimum floor space required. READ
Members of the Southold Town code committee discuss a new minimum stay for short-term renters at its meeting Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Southold Town residents wanting to rent out their homes to vacationers may soon have to book longer stays than expected to stay legal. (more…)
Greenport vacation homes advertised earlier this year on airbnb.com.
The Southold Town Board hopes to have legislation regulating short-term rentals on the books by the fall.
For months the town has been in the process of legislating short-term rentals, which have been causing concern amid a growing number of websites such as Airbnb.com that allow homeowners to lease their houses for as little as one or two nights.
SEE PRIOR COVERAGE (more…)