Last week the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled in favor of Portsmouth’s denial of an Airbnb permit. A couple wanted to rent out the house next to them, but the city said zoning wouldn’t allow it. Here’s my story in the Monitor.
The ruling is the latest in the long dance between municipalities and short-term rentals, a dance that has been complicated by online booking and Airbnb. It doesn’t answer all the questions, by any means, as I noted:
“It’s going to be a big issue over the next few years as people figure out how this is all going to shake out,” said Cordell Johnson, an advocate with the New Hampshire Municipal Association.