A heartbreaking story from an Atlantic City homeowner who rents out his property using short-term rental platforms like AirBnB.
Atlantic City officials visited tenants of his (rental) home and questioned them about their NY licence plates. The tenants moved in on April 4. That was two days before Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small banned any new transients from coming into the city.
On April 21, an Atlantic City official knocked on the door and questioned the rental tenants. When did they get here? When did they plan on staying until? Where did they come from?
The next day, April 22, Atlantic City came back and put a huge red sticker on the rental house. The renters had to vacate within 24 hrs or the police would come and remove them from the rental home.
You don’t kick tenants out of homes because the landlord had improper paperwork filed. You don’t kick a family to the street in 24 hours because of a mistake the landlord made.
How did Atlantic City politicians even know about this issue? Neighbors felt ‘uncomfortable’ living next door to people with NY license plates on their car.
Clearly, the tenants are COVID free since they’ve been in the rental home for 3 weeks… and were quarantined 3 weeks prior to that.
Director of Licence & Inspections, Dale Finch, following orders from Mayor Marty Small and City Council President, George Tibbitt.
This is just a power grab. Government needs to be checked when they do things like this.
Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt not a big fan of AirBnB and UBER. He calls them a ‘problem’. Watch video from JAN 2020.
AirBnB user: There is no limit to what the government can do right now. Some are way outta line.
The Mayor of Atlantic City, Marty Small, said he’d give the family a week to move out… instead of just 24 hours.
Why am I negotiating for a family who’s been in the house for 3 weeks and were there 2 days before the law was enacted to move out?