Program Cracks Down On Illegal Short-Term Rentals


REALLY KNOW WHAT IS AROUND THE NEXT CORNER. Reporter: THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE SAID DOG OWNERS CAN HELP BY KEEPING THEIR PETS BEHIND FENCES AWAY FROM THE BOX AND ALWAYS KEEPING THEM ON A LEASH. THE CITY OF DENVER CRACKING DOWN ON SHORT-TERM HOME RENTALS. ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TODAY DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO RECOMMEND INCREASING FINES FOR THOSE OPERATING WITHOUT LICENSES. RICK SALLINGER LIVE ON THAT STORY IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD. HOW DOES THE CITY TRACK DOWN THE LAWBREAKERS ? Reporter: THE CITY OF DENVER GETS ABOUT THREE COMPLAINTS A WEEK ABOUT AIRBNB’S OPERATING OUTSIDE OF THE LAW AS WELL AS OTHERS LIKE THEM. WE DECIDED TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THEY ARE TRACKED DOWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE ADDRESSES CITED FOR FAILURE TO HAVE A LICENSE FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL USE. THE OWNER FACES THE POSSIBILITY OF A FINE FROM 99 TO $1000. MARY LOU FINELLI HAS A PROBLEM WITH AN AIRBNB ON HER BLOCK AND IS ALL FOR THE FINES. BECAUSE THEY ARE OPERATING OUTSIDE THE LAW AND IN MANY CASES, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE NEIGHBORS. Reporter: IF YOU SEARCH AIRBNB, VRBO AND OTHER SITES, YOU MAY NOT FIND THE EXACT ADDRESS UNTIL YOU BOOK IT. LOOK CLOSELY, EACH PROPERTY WITHIN DENVER IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A LICENSE REGISTRATION NUMBER. IF THEY DON’T, THEY ARE IN TROUBLE WITH THE FINES OR WORSE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK FELONY ARREST ARE MORE PERSUASIVE THAN THE FINES. Reporter: THE CITY USES THE SOFTWARE CALLED, POST COMPLIANCE. IT PROVIDES THE COMPANY WITH A LIST OF CURRENT SHORT-TERM RENTAL LICENSES. IT IDENTIFIES THE ADDRESS AND PROPERTY OWNER USING 50 DIFFERENT DATABASES. THEY CAN IDENTIFY HOUSES THAT HAVE THEM, ALMOST NO CLUE THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD SEE. Reporter: THIS DENVER ATTORNEY, ALEXANDER AND STACY FACE FELONY CHARGES, ACCUSED OF FALSIFYING AFFIDAVITS ABOUT WHERE THEY REALLY LIVED. THOSE CHARGED WITH THE FELONIES ARE FIGHTING THE CHARGES AND SAY THEY ARE NOT GUILTY. AS FOR THOSE FINES, THE COMMITTEE MEETING TODAY WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON

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