Is requiring a business license for rental property standard operating
procedures for cities?
Glad I don't live in Cedar Hills. First their golf course debacle and now
this. More government intrusion is never good.
This is a pretty broad assumption that all 2nd homes are rental property and a
business. What about cabins and summer homes or shared condominium properties?
None of these properties can not be rented or licensed as a business so I think
this law has gone too far to collect more taxes as a business. A home used as
business use home does not require a business license, only the business name is
licensed. Many 2nd homes are considered Grandparents homes where immediate
relatives reside at the expense of family assistance. Homes that do not rent for
profit are not business and do not require a business license. I
think Cedar Hills just set themselves up for some major law suits for the
purpose of taxation and illegal zoning violations of their own city laws. The
city has to prove a profit to call it a business.
Yes, David, it is. It's actually a protection for other property owners
and even for the tenants of the rented homes. It goes a long way toward weeding
out the slumlords from among responsible landlords.
This is another example of government thinking outside the box when it comes to
ways to take away money from the citizen to feed the growing monster. Shame on
you Cedar Hills officials.