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Warwick officials consider restrictions on short-term home rentals

WARWICK – Following the lead of elected officials in Newport, the Warwick Planning Board recently voted to make a recommendation to the City Council...

Five Questions With: Prutha Patel

Just a year after she graduated from Boston University with a degree in business management, Prutha Patel began investing in real estate in 2013...

Newport’s rental ban tries to strike balance between tourism and residents

With a recent ban on short-term home rentals in residential neighborhoods, Newport has joined the wave of tourist destinations attempting to strike a balance...

Newport bans whole-home short-term rentals in residential zones

NEWPORT – Whole-home short-term rentals, which are commonly offered through services such as Airbnb and Vrbo, are no longer allowed in city residential zones. The...

Airbnb remits record $6M in 2021 tax revenue to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb, an online rental hosting platform, announced on Friday that it remitted a record $6 million in 2021 tax revenue to the...

City Council proposes prohibition of nonowner-occupied short-term rentals in Newport

NEWPORT – The City Council is moving forward with a proposal to ban short-term rentals of nonowner-occupied homes in areas of the city zoned...
CHRISTOPHER C. BICHO stands in a renovated, antique firehouse in Newport in 2019. He rents the firehouse as an Airbnb site. Bicho says he doesn't mind registering his site with a regulator, but he thinks oversight of short-term rental properties should be handled by either the state or the local government, not both. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Will R.I.’s new short-term rental property registry be too burdensome?

Now that every short-term rental property in Rhode Island listed on online sites such as Airbnb and VRBO will be required to register with...

Legislative leaders weigh next steps following McKee’s veto of short-term rental...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island legislative leaders are weighing their options, following a veto by Gov. Daniel J. McKee of legislation that would create a...

Short-term rental registry approved by General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly has approved a law requiring owners of properties available for short-stay rentals on the website of any platform,...
BEACH HOMES such as this one in Narragansett are hot commodities on the rental market this summer, according to local tourism officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Growing number of ‘homestays’ giving R.I. tourism a big boost

Tourism officials in Rhode Island’s shoreline communities are preparing for a bustling summer season based, in part, on the large number of home rentals...
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