Reddit User Seeks Insights on NYC's $145 OSE Permit for Short-Term Rentals

Debashis

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A Reddit user in New York City is turning to the community for advice and information regarding the $145 permit required by the Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) in response to the enforcement of Local Law 18. This law has had a significant impact on the availability and pricing of short-term rentals within the city. The user is particularly interested in learning about the processing times for these permits, as there have been reports of delays in the city's processing procedures.

In the thread, one commenter suggested a potential workaround by listing the property as being located in "New York, United States," effectively sidestepping the city's jurisdiction. Another user shared their personal experience, having submitted their application in August and still awaiting approval, with little optimism about a prompt response. These discussions shed light on the frustrations and challenges faced by hosts grappling with the new law and the enforcement practices of the city.
 
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In the thread, one commenter suggested a potential workaround by listing the property as being located in "New York, United States," effectively sidestepping the city's jurisdiction.

Playing with semantics of how your rental is listed on Airbnb seems like a risky strategy to me and could come across to OSE as flagrant non-compliance with NYC Local Law 18. One commenter responded that Airbnb has your address and could submit it to OSE. Given the prevalence of non-compliance that the "workaround" commenter is suggesting continues to happen, it sounds like OSE will need to levy some heavy fines if it hopes to get the message across that NYC Local Law 18 is to be taken seriously.
 
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