Do You See Violations Of The Governor's Suspension Of Rentals?

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  1. Dave Rauschkolb

    Dave Rauschkolb Beach Fanatic

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    If you are seeing new rentals showing up at homes near you this is the avenue to take to hold accountable the rental management agency or rental owner breaking the rules. They may lose their license or worse if they are caught. By filling out this form you are doing our Community an important service to us all.

    "Executive Order 20-87 orders all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of the order.

    If you believe any licensee is operating contrary to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-71 or Executive Order 20-87, please report the information to DBPR using the below form:"


    COMPLAINTS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-71 AND 20-87 – MyFloridaLicense.com

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  2. Teresa

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    Went to Publix at WaterColor Crossings late yesterday and we definitely have new visitors in town.
     
  3. UofL

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    We book our vacation one year in advance. How can you tell if they ate ‘new’? Just asking. (We are scheduled for May 9. Will call this week to reschedule. Probably May 2021. Fingers crossed for August but will try to reschedule that for 2021 if we have to. Too much money to lose.). New management (formerly Garrett). Will contact owners if necessary. Have stayed with them since 2010
     
  4. Jim Tucker

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    I am wondering how much "fudging" is going on with booking dates, etc. Who is yielding?
    I hope that most of our long-standing legitimate rental companies are following the rules.
    Individual owners on vrbo or aribnb may be a problem.
    But the visitors we are seeing may be mostly 2nd homeowners and/or their friends wanting to get out of their own homes.
     
  5. SeaFern

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    I rode my bike through WaterColor yesterday and of the 30 or so cars parked in front of houses only 2 were FL tags, others GA, TX, LA & TN. I'm guessing owners in town. I'm certainly not going to go ask! At some point you just have to trust that people are doing the right thing OR assume that they're not and make more efforts to keep yourself safe, like not going to the WC Publix this week.
     
  6. Dave Rauschkolb

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    Some of the license plates you are seeing may be second homeowners. We are talking about stopping people from renting homes to others, not second homeowners choosing to shelter in home here.
     
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    If I am not mistaken you can call the sheriffs non-emergency number to notify them of any "new" people staying in your neighborhood from certain hotspot states (LA,NY,NJ etc) and they will go by and remind them they have to "self-quarantine" for 14 days.
     
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    I understand, but how would you know if they're homeowners or renters unless you ask them? Which I am not about to do. From a safety perspective, what would be the difference or being owner or renter if they're coming from a more infected area? Either way, they could possibly be asymptomatic carriers.
     
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    I would be willing to bet that there are alot more renters than should be right now. The EO wasnt extended until 5pm on Friday and doubt that all the rental companies around here were able to get in touch with those folks they had told it would be ok to check in on the 11th. We will just have to watch for that spike in cases in 10days/2 weeks that you know will happen. I suggest acting like every other person out there has it and try to protect yourself and your family the best you possibly can. And Please report any violations you see.
     
  10. UofL

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    Can you tell if they are rental cars? Folks who can afford a second home on 30A might be flying in and renting a car which could have different tags?
     
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    We also get a lot of political hacks from Tallahassee.
     
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    This is still in effect.... please do your part and report violations
     
  13. kateaileen1

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    Please be careful not to assume they are not local. We are owners, but our plates are still our old plates. Waiting for offices to reopen. Also, I believe the best way to control the tourism is to make the rental companies accountable and hotels. It’s tricky to control but please don’t incriminate people based on plates alone.
     
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    Sounds like we're becoming a police state now. If we should be staying at home, why would we be running around looking for people to rat out?
     
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    I don’t believe anyone is suggesting that. One can easily observe what is happening in their own neighborhood. Such as vehicles with plates from various states changing weekly in a home you know to be a rental.
     
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    Just a bump to remind people that the short term rental ban is still in effect.
     
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    From the looks of this area today there are alot of folks not paying any attention to the short term rental ban. I cant believe that these owners/management companies can have this much disregard for the community they all profess to "love". They are in it for nothing but the money and if their renters think they care one bit about them they are insane. There is no way to properly clean/sanitize a house in the 3-4 hour turn around houses have. How do they know that house wasnt rented to a family of 12 that was quarantining from Miami last week? You can bet if I see anyone breaking the ban I WILL report them. And if you are a homeowner/management company going about it through "cash" channels I will also report you to the TDC or whoever for evading the bed tax. (Those audits can get nasty from what I am told) People disregarding this law rank right up there with price-gougers and unlicensed roofers/contractors after a hurricane in my book.
     
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    I'm confused about the ban. Is it ban on all short term rentals? Before it was a ban on new short term rentals? We moved our May 2020 vacation to May 2021. But we still have a August 2020 reservation. There is still time to see if opening so much will cause more illness and we would of course avoid. (Here at home, we go to the store once a week & pre order nearby restaurant food to pickup. Family came by last Sunday and visited from the sidewalk. We walk. Ride our bikes. Listen to vinyl. Watch old vhs tapes. Thank goodness for a lovely Spring.) Thanks, Ellen
     
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    Management companies are playing by the rules. VRBO. who knows?
     
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    The ban was/is for existing and new. The only thing left open was hotels because of traveling first responder and healthcare workers. The ban stated they could not write new reservations or let new arrivals check in and they were tyring to use the wording to let people check in by saying it meant new reservations checking in. But that was cleared up in one of his news conferences. That is what I mean by them not caring about anything but money. They dont care if anyone ,whether it be visitor or local, getting sick. They only care about getting that check and not having to give back any (probably because it was spent when they got it last year.). I work at an "essential" business that I am thinking should be called "sacrificial" because they cant protect us from stupidity. We,as a county, have done pretty well with the safe at home thing as evidenced by our relatively low numbers here. But I just dont know how long I am willing to put myself and my family at risk for someone to come to the beach because some renters cant get their money back.
     
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