Tug Hill Commission Hosting Webinar on Regulating Short-Term Rentals June 23rd


Published: June 04, 2021 at 08:15 a.m.

By: Press Release from the Tug Hill Commission


Tug Hill Commission June 23 Webinar: Regulating Short-term Rentals


Watertown, NY Ė Learn about short-term rentals and what your community should be considering at a Tug Hill Commissionís sponsored webinar on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. Attorneys Charles Malcomb and Alicia Legland, Partner and Associate of Hodgson Russ, LLP, respectively, will discuss short-term rentals, the efforts to regulate them, case law interpreting such efforts, and tips on fashioning regulation. about how your community can regulate short-term rentals.


With the advent of the share economy and its innovations, numerous regulatory challenges have emerged for all levels of government. Legislation and regulation typically lag far behind technological and societal development, often resulting in reactionary policies to address new challenges and opportunities. Shortterm rentals are a prime example. Tug Hill has seen the explosion in popularity of individual homeowners or investors utilizing popular websites to rent out rooms, single-family homes, and apartment units for short periods of time, often resulting in significant income to the property owners. This change often results in impacts to neighboring property owners and the community at large. Many local codes have not kept pace with these developments.


Register at tinyurl.com/shorttermrentaltughill or on the Tug Hill Commissionís website at tughill.org/upcoming-workshops/. If approved by your municipality, this webinar can count towards the four-hour training requirement for planning and zoning board members.




The New York State Tug Hill Commission is a non-regulatory state agency charged with helping local governments, organizations, and citizens shape the future of the region, especially its environment and economy. The commission uses a grassroots approach to build local capacity and provide technical assistance in land use planning, community development, and natural resource management.











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