ORDINANCE NO. BL2015-1144
An ordinance amending Chapter 6.28 of the Metropolitan Code to allow lessees to operate a Short Term Rental Property with permission of the property owner.
WHEREAS, Section 6.28.030.C of the Metropolitan Code provides that no person or entity shall operate a short term rental property (STRP) or advertise a residential property for use as a STRP without the owner of the property first having obtained a STRP permit issued by the department of codes administration; and
WHEREAS, many STRP operators in Nashville, especially in the downtown area, are not the owner of record for the property; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that lessees be allowed to operate a STRP with the permission of the property owner.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 6.28.030 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting subsection C. in its entirety and substituting with the following subsection C.:
“C. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no person or entity shall operate a short term rental property (STRP) or advertise a residential property for use as a STRP without the owner of the property first having obtained a STRP permit issued by the department of codes administration. In the event the permit applicant and proposed STRP operator is a lessee, no STRP permit shall be issued by the department of codes administration unless the lessee applicant provides written documentation evidencing the property owner’s permission for the lessee or his/her designee to operate a STRP on the property. Such documentation may include, but not be limited to, a lease contract that includes a provision allowing the lessee to operate a STRP or a letter signed by the owner or the owner’s agent granting permission to operate a STRP on the property.”
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Charlie Tygard
|Introduced:||June 2 , 2015|
|Passed First Reading:||June 2, 2015|
|Referred to:||Codes, Fair & Farmer's Market Committee
Convention,Tourism & Public Entertainment Committee
|Deferred:||June 16, 2015|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||July 7, 2015|
|Withdrawn:||August 18, 2015|
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