Gov. Kemp won’t renew short-term rentals ban after April 30

Georgia residents can begin Airbnb’ing their properties again on May 1 after Gov. Brian Kemp said a statewide ban on short-term home rentals will be allowed to expire on April 30.

Kemp had instituted the suspension of short-term rentals beginning April 9 to combat the coronavirus outbreak. It applies to home rentals of 30 days or less, with exceptions for hotels, motels, campgrounds, commercial leasing and rentals intended as the lessee’s primary place of residence.

Kemp said the suspension will be allowed to expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. on April 30 without a renewal. He wrote that the decision is “based on favorable data and stakeholder input.”

A statewide shelter-in-place order is also scheduled to expire on April 30 unless Kemp extends it. His pandemic emergency powers currently run through May 30.

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