November 17, 2021
Real Estate

Judge says handling other people’s Airbnb rentals doesn’t require a real estate license

Published: 6/26/2021 11:00:06 AM

A judge has ruled that you don’t need a real estate license to handle short-term rentals for other people through online marketplaces like Airbnb, the latest debate over rules and regulations of the fairly new industry.

It’s unclear whether the ruling, handed down in October by Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Andrew Schulman, will affect ongoing debates about whether towns and cities can control these short-term rentals, but it does confirm that no such system exists at the state level.

“The legislature has not yet developed a comprehensive statutory scheme to govern the rapidly changing practice of ‘home sharing’,” Schulman wrote.

“This shows that the state cannot regulate short-term rentals at all under the current legislative scheme,” said Peter McGrath, whose law firm represented the…

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