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Will R.I.’s new registry discourage short-term vacation property rentals?
State business regulators are going to start taking names – and charging fees – of Rhode Island property owners who rent out their homes through websites such as Airbnb Inc. and Vrbo, but the enforcement of the new registry is going to be limited. The short-term rental registry, mandated by the General Assembly after overriding…
curious how much money it costs the state to maintain this registry. Is is a sizeable portion of the $1.3M generated in income?