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San Francisco Homeowners on the Hook for Thousands in City Fines

November 13, 2016

by Chris Chmura, Christine Roher and Joe Rojas : nbcarea – excerpt (video included)

They say their tenants are responsible, not them.

…“Kevin Guy runs the San Francisco office of short-term rentals. He says city code mandates that he fine the property owner, not the tenant.

When we conduct enforcement, we conduct enforcement and issue violations against a specfic property, not an individual person,” said Guy.

Since last June, Guy’s office has issued $874,000 in fines to homeowners for illegally renting to people through sites like Airbnb and HomeAway…(more)

Serial Tenants taking up rental properties

Come on guys, fix this one in the legislative process. Fine the party responsible for the illegal tenancy, who is running the ads, not the property owner.

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