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    In Houston, One Neighborhood Is Pushing to Upend Short-Term Rentals

    A battle over whether Houston short-term rentals that are not used as residences should be considered hotels is brewing over former Houston Texans player Darryl Sharpton's plan to build a collection of short-term rentals in the trendy neighborhood of Montrose. While rental platforms require landlords to follow Texas hotel laws, automatically charging the state's hotel occupancy tax, they have not been required to abide by the restrictions of Houston hotel laws. If Houston treated such STRs as hotels, they would be subjected to a host of ordinances, including limits on where they could be located, special permits and penalties of up to $500 a day if they failed to comply with regulations.

    Houston Chronicle (04/13/23) R. A. Schuetz

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