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Southampton Raises Penalties on Illegal Rentals

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Landlords of illegal short-term rentals in Southampton Town have factored the town's $8000 fine into a cost of doing business, so to retaliate, the town is raising fines to as high as $30,000 for a second offense within 18 months. Last year, about a dozen area homes were filled with minors for post-prom parties; and in other parts of town, buildings are stuffed with immigrants and low-income families in unsafe living conditions. The town board passed the new fines unanimously.
· Southampton Raises Fines on Unlawful Rentals [Newsday]