Los Angeles's Grade: overall-grade

Tell Mayor Garcetti to make Los Angeles more friendly for short-term rentals!

Base Score 90
  • Legal Framework 0

    0 to +10 if tailored legal framework exists.
  • Restrictions -35

    0 to -40. Based on threshold question of legality for hosted/non-hosted stays, zoning/geographic restrictions, etc.
  • Taxation 0

    0 to -5. If tax collection falls solely on platform, deductions are assessed. If collection falls solely on owner, no deductions. If city is agnostic on collection or responsibility, no deductions. Other deductions associated for burdensome requirements like additional reporting.
  • Licensing 0

    0 to -10 based on number of licenses and cost over 5 years, in addition to start-up costs.
  • Enforcement 0

    0 to -10. Deductions assessed for burdensome inspections or other restrictions.
Final Score 55

Los Angeles has a tightly regulated short-term rental market that benefits special interests at consumers' expense. Non-hosted stays are illegal. Hosted ones are permitted only in specific zoning districts.

No additional deductions are made for the city's legal framework, taxation, enforcement or licensing.

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