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Laconia Approves Rules To Regulate Airbnb Rentals

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People who rent out space in their homes through Airbnb may face new rules in Laconia. Last night the Laconia City Council approved short-term rental regulations for Airbnb and other home-sharing sites.

The rules would require hosts to submit an application to the city, perform safety inspections, and provide on-site parking, among other changes.

Councilor David Bownes said this is just the first step in a long process.

"This proposal is still a work in progress so we'll see what the final product is, it's the planning board's vote for a public hearing and their recommendation to the council that's gonna control the final version."

The rules would put a cap on the number of short-term rentals in each area of the city, except for two designated zones around Weirs Beach.

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