Legal Issues Concerning Short Term Rentals, Vrbos, Airbnb

Category: Materials

Member Price: $12

Non-Member Price: $15

Product Code: M111722

Areas of Law: Real Estate

CLE Credits



George C. Greatrex, Jr., Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP, Cherry Hill


Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq.
Griffin Alexander PC, Randolph
Yuri Kapilovich
Yuri Kapilovich
Thomas J. Major, Esq.
The Major Law Firm

Short term rentals, Vrbos and Air bnbs are a hot topic in the real estate industry… especially during COVID when folks wanted to get away from the cities and other crowded places for a while. There have been a few case opinions on the topic around the country, and some legislative activity here in NJ. At this brand-new program our panel will delve into the law and issues that surround short term rentals.

Topics include:

  • Differences between air bnb, straight rental and hotels

  • Rules, regulations and legislation

    • State, municipal and private laws and rules

    • Issues for short term rental hosts operating in common interest developments

    • Drafting short term rental agreements and leases

  • Tax obligations of rental hosts

    • Tax ID

    • Collect lodging taxes from guests

    • File lodging tax returns

    • Remit taxes collected

    • Mixed Personal and Rental Use “Vacation Home Rules”

  • Nuisance concerns

    • The frustrated neighbor who doesn’t appreciate having a “hotel” next door

    • Nuisance activities related to short term rental activity

    • Eliminating or limiting short term rental activity of a neighbor

    • Responsibility of short-term rental sites for alleged nuisances and “party house” issues


Founded in 1899, the NJSBA is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. At the core of our mission is improving the lives of our members, advancing the rule of law and serving as the voice of the profession. With 85 sections and committees, the NJSBA allows attorneys to benefit from being part of the most wide-reaching legal association in the state, while still cultivating expertise and building networks within specialized practice areas.



The New Jersey State Bar Association is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive bar association. The Association recognizes that the broad concept of diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability. The NJSBA fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that gives value to the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of the Association.

Learn More


The NJSBA Legal and  Government Affairs Department serves as the liaison between NJSBA members and the state’s three branches of government.

News and Press Publications

Learn more about the accomplishments of the Association, its members and events from regular news updates, press releases, and our award-winning magazine.



Read the comments, reports, resolutions and Board of Trustee news from the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.


Statements and Positions

The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

Photo Galleries

Check out photos from recent NJSBA events.

View Photo Albums


The New Jersey Law Center is located at 1 Constitution Sq, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. Need directions to the Law Center? Click on the button below to get started right away.

Contact NJSBA

NJSBA Contact Us Form
If you're looking for an attorney, click here for help.

If you cannot afford an attorney and have a civil matter, click here for Legal Services of New Jersey.

Looking for information about a specific lawyer? Contact the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection at 855-533-3863.

Have a complaint about a lawyer? Visit the Office of Attorney Ethics website. Select “Attorney Discipline” from the navigation bar for discipline of attorneys.

Contact Info

One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Fax 732-249-2815

Email us

Book Store

Authoritative. Comprehensive. The Industry Standard.

NJICLE legal treatises and books are written for New Jersey attorneys, by New Jersey attorneys. Our comprehensive library of books and treatises form the State’s most inclusive series of regionally focused legal materials. With titles covering virtually every aspect of New Jersey legislation, NJICLE is proud to be the professional development resource for the legal community.

You do not have permission to view this form.