Where can you buy a property you can use for a short-term rental in Downtown Charleston?

VIP UPDATE - AUGUST 13, 2015 All, in recent weeks I have discovered additional information and restrictions on short-term rentals, so I thought it very important to share here. Go ahead and read the original post below, then skip back up here. If you've already read the post below, you know a SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY district was created in and around Elliotborough.  But here are some very important points: This does NOT mean that all properties in this district allow legal rentals. ONLY ones zoned CT, LB, GB, UC, MU-1, MU-1/WH allow it, which is basically the properties on Spring ...click to read more...

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4 Responses to Where can you buy a property you can use for a short-term rental in Downtown Charleston?

  1. Beth Huntley says:

    Great post, Kristin!!!

  2. J Shields says:

    Thanks so much for this information! We had been looking at properties downtown and on Isle of Palms and gave up on downtown when we heard that you can only rent for 30 days or more. Now hearing about this we may be able to buy a place downtown after all.

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  4. David says:

    very good information!

    It’s shocking how many downtown VRBO listings there are that really are just illegal. I don’t think most people are aware of the zoning issues and other related laws. Personally, I would like to see those laws be more lenient and allow for short term rentals without having to jump through all the hoops necessary to get a bed and breakfast license, but at the same time I do understand the rationale behind them.

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