Skip to comments.Locals Renting Rooms for Comic Con
Posted on 07/23/2014 12:02:18 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Once a year rental market
It is that time of year when San Diegans open their homes to strangers.
People across the county rent rooms, apartments, condos and houses to visitors of Comic-Con. It is the largest convention in San Diego, and places to stay are hard to find and expensive -- leaving the door open the locals who want to make some extra money renting out space for the convention.
But there can be complications. Besides the fact that you are opening your door to complete strangers, many rental contracts and Condo Association rules ban renting out your property. Regardless, it clearly happens every year.
"The risk is very slight," said Steven Kellman, the founder of Tenants Legal Center, "and the benefit is great, so it kind of weighs in favor of taking the chance."
If you only rent your place once a year for fewer than six days, there are no taxes or fees you're required to pay to the city of San Diego, according to the Office of City Treasurer. But those rules can change from city to city.
"Certainly the city stands to benefit by having all this revenue and all this tourism coming to town," Kellman said.
Online sites Craigslist and Airbnb have multiple listings for Comic Con rentals, some as far away as Clairemont and Chula Vista. Many people who live downtown and have rented their condos did not want to comment for this story because they are going against their association's rules.
I haven’t been to this in probably 30 years
I’ve been going for the last 10 and will be there Thursday.
Nobody should have a say as to whether or not I can rent my own house or room out.
Amateurs. We’re already booked since last November and everyone who’s been going to CC for years knows you get no hotel rooms on that week once January comes around. Well, I survived Anime Expo’s friday night fights between Attack on Titan nerds so what else is new?
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Would it be okay if every one of your neighbor’s rented out their houses to 40 kids who came over the border last week and have whooping cough, etc.?
Wow, lucky you! I have never been and always wanted to take my kid there.
Have fun! :)
P.S. Please stop in Roberto’s and have a burrito and some of their homemade chips and salsa for me. :)
Straw Man argument.
Why anyone, other than the control freaks and tin gods that form and run an HOA, would want to have yet another layer of government ruling their life is beyond me.
"I've spent my entire life doing nothing but collecting comic books. And now there's only time to say
LIFE WELL SPENT!"
Hulk signed them for free.
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