Articles Recently Tagged: Short-Term Rentals

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Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

The application to legally convert the three one-bedroom Nob Hill flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street from residential units into ‘hotel rooms,’ a move which would allow the building’s absentee owner to continue renting the apartments on a short-term basis, which is currently illegal per San Francisco’s so-called Airbnb Law,... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Tagged for illegally renting the three one-bedroom flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals in violation of San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb law,” the owner of the Nob Hill building has applied to technically convert the units, none of which she occupies as a primary residence, into “hotel rooms”... Read More »

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Having hit the market listed for $27 million in June, the sale of the historic 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel’ at 952 Sutter Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $31 million. Built in 1910 for Ignatz Steinhart, as in the Steinhart Aquarium, the six-story Nob Hill building... Read More »

Developer Subpoenaed For Investigation Into Short-Term Rentals

Developer Subpoenaed For Investigation Into Short-Term Rentals

After a month of unsuccessful attempts to secure the cooperation of developer Angelo Sangiacomo, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just issued subpoenas for documents and information relating to the investigation into the likely illegal use of 23 Trinity Place apartments, including 16 rent-controlled units, as short-term rentals in San... Read More »

Sierra Club To Oppose Mission Rock, Feinstein Pro Limiting Airbnb

The Sierra Club will pen the official argument opposing the ballot measure which would allow the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development to move forward, while Senator Dianne Feinstein will pen the argument in favor of the measure to further restrict short-term residential rentals in San Francisco, the so-called Airbnb... Read More »

The Trinity Place Twenty-Three

As we first reported yesterday, San Francisco’s City Attorney is investigating an illegal short-term rental scheme in which 23 apartments in the first two phases of Trinity Place, including 16 units under permanent rent control in the 1188 Mission Street building, were all rented to the same person who... Read More »

Trinity Place At Center Of Short-Term Rental Scheme

Trinity Place At Center Of Short-Term Rental Scheme

According to the City Attorney’s Office, at least 16 rent-controlled apartments at 1188 Mission Street (a.k.a. Trinity Place), units which were built as replacement apartments for residents displaced when the old Trinity Plaza (a.k.a the Del Webb Townhouse motel on Market) was razed, and another seven apartments at 1190... Read More »

All The Way From A to K: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Eleven local measures are set to appear on this November’s ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A (the $310 million Affordable Housing Bond) to K (the revised Surplus Property Ordinance). The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage:... Read More »

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has rejected Supervisor Campos’ proposed amendment to San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals in the city and instead adopted a watered-down version of a less restrictive amendment sponsored by Supervisor Farrell and the Mayor. Both votes were 6 to 5, with Supervisors Farrell, Breed,... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »