CHPA Protects the Industry
CHPA proactively monitors proposed legislation that may impact corporate housing providers. The Association leads member efforts to educate and influence legislators while mobilizing vital resources to address issues of concern. CHPA partners with Multistate for a real-time, searchable legislative bill tracker for the most up-to-date information on what's happening in the markets in which members operate. Members can also access an easily searchable database to search all existing legislation that impacts the corporate housing industry by city. You must be logged in to access these members-only resources.
We encourage you to stay current on legislation and tax issues in your local communities and bring those issues or concerns to the attention of CHPA leadership. Contact us to report a legislative issue.
Los Angeles - Updated 2.18.20
Short Term Housing Policy - In 2019, local issues presented a difficult legislative environment for corporate housing interests in Los Angeles. The general housing crisis, the sharing economy, and negative publicity created a perfect storm of opposition to the industry last year. Marathon Communications hosted a “Providers Summit” to better understand the needs and focuses of CHPA members. We learned that the preservation of the core CHPA industry, stays of 30+ days, was of the utmost importance to providers. We also learned that the operation of corporate housing in older buildings, those that generally require evictions of current tenants, was a low priority to providers. Learn more.
New Jersey - Updated 2.18.20New Jersey imposed several taxes on short-term rentals as of October 1, 2018 and member companies were unaware. Short-term rentals of transient accommodations are taxable as of October 1, 2018. Transient accommodations are defined as a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space for the lodging of occupants, including but not limited to residences or buildings used as residences. Short-term rentals include all rentals that are for less than 90 consecutive days / 89 consecutive nights. For a monthly rental that is renewed for at least two months (thereby equaling or exceeding 90 days) becomes entirely nontaxable after the second renewal. That means that you would collect and remit tax for the first two months and then refund the tax previously paid to the customer and take a credit for the tax refunded on your tax returns for the third month. Learn more.
CA AB 1482 - Updated 2.17.20AB 1482 provides two tenant protections: a prohibition on exorbitant rent increases and protections against discriminatory and retaliatory evictions. The first policy caps annual rent increases at 5 percent plus the change in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The second requires that a landlord list a cause in their written notice to terminate a tenancy. Click here for more information.
San Francisco - Updated 1.31.20Intermediate Length Occupancies (ILO) Legislation - This legislation would amend the Planning Code and create a new Residential Use Characteristic -- Intermediate Length Occupancy (“ILO”) that is applicable only to Dwelling Units. This original ordinance placed an annual cap on corporate housing units to 500 in San Francisco proper. The sponsor introduced a substitute ordinance on January 14, 2020. Click here for more information.
To monitor these issues, visit the city's bill tracking page and legislative digest here.
The Toronto City Council passed a short term/hotel tax in 2018. Additional background information on this issue can be found here. To better understand the appeal, click here. If you would like to receive updates about the short-term rental registry and licensing program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the City of Toronto's mailing list.
Several regulations are in place with both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. Ensure that your company is in compliance by accessing the Department of Revenue’s FAQs to understand these new regulations. More background on these issues can be found here.