Short-Term Rentals Can Adversely Affect Communities

Question: Last week you discussed the comments of a happy owner of a short-term rental home in Peoria that was rented during the six weeks of the baseball spring training season. We are from South Dakota and are not familiar with short-term rentals. Why is there such a controversy about short-term rentals in Arizona? Answer:…

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Spring-Training Rental Makes This Property Owner Happy

Question: In your column you are always criticizing short-term rentals. We are retired and have a nice Peoria home near the baseball fields. During spring training season, we rent our Peoria home for six weeks to out-of-state baseball fans who support the baseball teams in the area. During these six weeks we stay with my…

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‘Voluntarily’ Paying More for Security Deposit

Question: My mother lives in Indiana, and wants to rent a Scottsdale vacation rental from November 15 to April 15 for $6,000 per month. The property manager, however, is demanding payment from her of the entire $30,000 rent on the move-in date of November 15, plus a $5,000 security deposit. I am a licensed real…

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