The Waikiki Lanais short-term rental battle is in the news again.
In the article, Board VP Ainslie Ports claims that she changed her rental from short-term to long-term in response to the recently-enacted Ordinance 19-18, which allows online advertisements to be used as evidence of illegal short-term rentals. If this is true, it proves that short-term rental was, in fact, always illegal and that owners operating them knew all along that they were violating the law.
The article reveals that the Waikiki Lanais Board of Directors has authorized $40,000 to pro-STR attorney, Terrance Revere, to challenge Ordinance 19-18. The Board also voted to establish a front desk.