TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 27, 2015

The Beacon Center of Tennessee filed a lawsuit claiming a Nashville city ordinance violates a homeowner’s property rights and unfairly burdens homeowners who use short-term rental sites, like Airbnb, but do not live in their home. The ordinance places a 3 percent cap on non-owner occupied rentals in any single neighborhood, which is determined by census tract. The Tennessean reports the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Nashville couple after they were told they could not obtain a short-term rental permit because the maximum number of non-owner-occupied rentals in their neighborhood had already been met.