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.