Nashville Man Gets Jail Time for Renting Home
Article from WKRN.com by Jessica Jaglois.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville man has been sentenced to jail twice for illegally operating a short-term rental property.
Government records show Layton Jones listed his Northwest Nashville home on Airbnb without a permit. Metro Codes said Jones was cited and fined but he continued to operate illegally.
Finally, a judge sentenced Jones to two days in jail.
He appealed and another judge sentenced Jones to three days in jail. He has appealed, again.
“In this case, I think they had operated with the assumption that they’ll just pay the fines and keep going,” said Metro Codes spokesman Sean Braisted. “By the judge issuing these orders, it really shows there are dramatic consequences for refusing to obey the law when it comes to short-term rental properties. Most people can get a permit depending on where they live if they follow the rules and do the right thing.”
Read the entire article at WKRN.com.
Image Credit: By Jericho [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Any way that the gov;t can stick their noses in our businesses, even if it’s renting a day or 2….
Bet the permit costs, too….
When the government starts paying the property taxes then they can require a permit.
There ARE cases where the government over reacts, THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
What do you expect the court to do? He was given every chance to GET A LICENSE or STOP OPERATING A BUSINESS.
Thats one thing government does perfectly is TAX you. They dont miss a beat. If he is renting it out for sexual reasons, maybe they are jealous, because he hasn’t invited them. Guy, send them an invitation. That will get them off your back. You will have to swear their spouses will never hear about this.