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    Short-Term Rental Operators Sue City of Fort Worth

    The city of Fort Worth, Texas, has been sued by a group of short term rental operators over regulations, calling them unconstitutional and a "violation of economic liberty and property rights. The Fort Worth Short Term Rental Alliance (FWSTRA) announced the lawsuit being filed Thursday. Over 110 homeowners have joined the lawsuit thus far. “The Constitution defends property owners against irrational government," said FWSTRA President Adrienne Bennett, who is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit. "Property rights are being undermined and will not go unchecked by concerned citizens.” Earlier in the year, the city's council passed new rules requiring those listed on Airbnb and Vrbo to register, pay hotel taxes, and comply with zoning regulations. The lawsuit comes days after Dallas City Council also banned short-term rentals. Legal battles are expected to come over that ruling, as well.

    Dallas Business Journal (06/20/23) Paul Livengood

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