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KDV’s Tad Devlin Presents Short-Term Rental Responsibilities in San Francisco

Posted Nov 9, 2017

Event Start Date: Nov 9, 2017

KDV’s Tad Devlin will be speaking this evening regarding San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals recent changes in an ordinance of guidelines for short-term rentals terms within the city. Mr. Devlin focuses his practice in litigation, but has a background in real estate. He will be joined and assisted at the presentation by Marcus Dong and Stacey Chiu, attorney and law clerk at KDV, respectively.

The Home Sharers Democratic Club of San Francisco recently reached out to Mr. Devlin to help explain the new amendments to the Short-Term Rental Ordinance at a group meeting on November 9, 2017. The group contends The Office of Short-term Rentals has recently been “turning up the heat on hosts, both by hyper-scrutinizing permit applications and renewals.” Group member hosts of the popular house share app, AirBNB, have heard of cases of hosts being asked for 12 months of calendar screen shots, home inspections, and aggressive behavior of inspecting officers, like peeking in windows of hosts’s homes and watching hosts comings and going in cars parked nearby.

Mr. Devlin is going to answer questions of what the OSTR can legally do/demand under s41A Administrative Code, and what the appeal procedures are under that Code. 


Presentation Overview: Recent amendments to San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance (Chapter 41A of the San Francisco Administrative Code, hereinafter “Chapter 41A”) have raised a number of concerns as to the scope and limitations of Chapter 41A’s enforcement powers. Mr. Tad Devlin, of Kaufman Dolowich and Voluck (San Francisco), will lay out the current state of the law, specifically addressing the hosts’ responsibilities and obligations under the code, and what the appeal procedures are. Mr. Devlin will then review recent litigation related to the constitutionality of similar short-term rental ordinances in other cities. Mr. Devlin will conclude by discussing the constitutional issues that may be triggered by OSTR’s interpretation of Chapter 41A.

When: Thursday, Nov. 9
Where: Presideo Public Library Community Room
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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