Landlords take note nationwide. More and more towns require permits – even for short-term-rentals.
Be wise or be fined.
Municipalities on Long Island are struggling to control rental properties. In Southampton, rental properties are governed by Chapter 270 of the Southampton Town Code (the “Code”).
Section 270-3 of the Code establishes that an owner of a residential property shall not permit or allow its use or occupancy as a rental without first obtaining a permit.
If an owner does rent without a permit, section 270-13(a) of the Code prohibits the owner’s collection of rent.