Brooklyn, NY asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: In nyc, if I live in a multi family unit, can I do short term rentals less than 30 days?

1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Dear Brooklyn Tenant:

That is a negative [].

It is illegal to do so in an unhosted setting. But even where allowed by the controlling statute an STR likely is a breach of the lease. If caught with a short-term rental there is a risk of a significant fine from the NYC Department of Buildings and eviction. To the best of my knowledge, Airbnb respects the controlling statute [] and does not allow hosts in multiple dwellings to offer a short-term rental.

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