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Reining in Share House Rentals in East Hampton

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The Wall Street Journal yesterday discussed the latest proposal in the Town of East Hampton for limiting share houses because of complaints about noise and overcrowding at beaches. Some residents say the problem has worsened in recent years as trendy bars and clubs have opened in Montauk. The bill would require homeowners to inform the town if they are renting their house and disclose the square footage and number of bedrooms. Not everyone is in favor. John Keeshan, the well known Montauk broker, says if the town would "enforce the laws on the book presently, it wouldn't be necessary to muddy the water by creating new legislation."
· East Hampton Seeks Share-House Hangover Cure [WSJ]