OSTRA advocates for short-term rental regulations that respect property rights, protect the economic benefits vacation rentals bring our communities, while addressing nuisance issues and bad actors.
1 - Respect the property rights of all owners equally by recognizing all types of short-term rentals. Imposing bans on secondary rentals will push activity underground, thereby reducing tax revenue and inhibiting the travel experience.
2 - Implement an easy-to-use registration process that encourages compliance and eases the oversight process. Overly restrictive, expensive, or complex registration processes discourage short-term rental activity, reducing the social and economic benefits they bring to Hawai'i.
3 - Enforce sensible standards for nuisance and safety to ensure vacation rentals add value to communities. Onerous registration and unnecessary requirements are merely backdoor ways to eliminate short-term rentals.