- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Village officials in the Hamptons are considering ending a law that prohibits short-term stays in rental properties.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2uovHaJ ) that West Hampton Dunes officials are looking to revise the 2013 rental law. Current regulations limit real estate professionals to renting properties out for two weeks or longer. Properties are also only allowed no more than five seasonal rental permits.

Village trustee Barry Goldfeder says residents complain the law gives an unfair advantage to online rental companies like Airbnb that don’t have to comply with the limits.

Supporters of the law argue it helps prevent short-term renters from staying for a day and hosting loud parties.

West Hampton Dunes Mayor Gary Vegliante says rental laws are a passionate issue in the village that will be discussed.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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