Local Homeowners Fight Metro Over Private Property Rights

Local Homeowners Fight Metro Over Private Property Rights

Changes may be coming to the way people use services like Airbnb in Nashville.

About 1,800 people offer their homes as short-term rentals in Nashville. A few problems have some people calling for a tightening of the rules, but an owners’ group thinks new regulations are not needed.

Some Metro Council members say it’s time to balance the concerns of neighbors with the growing rental industry.

Not everyone wants to stay at a hotel when they visit Nashville. For Cory Mercer, renting a house in Germantown through Airbnb works better.

“We like it,” Mercer said. “Here from Michigan, sharing with friends.”

But a few problems are cropping up with short-term rentals, especially when large groups, like a bachelorette party, rent a whole house and come and go all hours of the night.

Metro Councilman Bob Mendes is supporting legislation to tweak the rules.

One of the more controversial measures involves (continue reading at WSMV)

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