Oral arg. – COA – Dec. 13, 2016 – a.m.

At 10:30, the COA will hear the case of  Charles Bostick and Larry Poe v. DeSoto County.   Bostick and Poe own houses in a subdivision of Blue Lake Spring, Mississippi, which is zoned  Agricultural-Residential.   They have been renting the homes for stays of two days or more to visitors traveling to the casinos, Memphis, and Ole Miss.   DeSoto County sought and obtained an injunction from the chancery court prohibiting the rentals on the grounds they violate city ordinances which define single family dwellings so as to exclude hotels.  DeSoto County argued that these short-term rentals are upsetting to neighbors worried about their safety.  Bostick  and Poe appeal.

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Watch the argument here.

This is a pretty hot topic at the moment.   New Orleans just enacted ordinances addressing the Airbnb phenomenon.

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