Important Changes for Pittsburgh Rental Owners: New Permit Requirements


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Aug 26, 2023
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Attention property owners who rent out properties on a short- and long-term basis in Pittsburgh! There's important news about a recent law that says you have to get a rental permit. The Pittsburgh City Council has given initial approval to this law, which is designed to control rentals. Instead of just having your property listed somewhere, you now have to go through a permitting process.

It doesn't matter if you're renting for just one day or for two whole years – you must have a permit. But here's the catch: you can only get the permit after the city checks out your property. Don't worry, though. While you're waiting for them to finish checking, they'll give you a temporary permit.

Once you have the permit, you need to renew it every year. And every three years, your property will go through another inspection. If you don't follow these rules, you might have to pay a fine of $500 for each unit, for each month you're not following the law.

This new law is expected to start in early 2024, so make sure you're ready for these changes!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Is this for the temporary rentals and not apartment rentals or for all? The article linked requires a subscription, and I don't have that in order to get the details. I guess having a permit makes it safer for people who go to the AirBnb places so they know that they aren't getting scammed. Scammers aren't about to get a permit!
This new law in Pittsburgh requiring rental permits for property owners seems like a necessary step towards regulating rentals and ensuring safety standards are met.

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