By Lilly Rockwell – American-Statesman Staff Nov. 13, 2015
As part of a bigger crackdown on “party houses” in residential areas, the Austin City Council approved a moratorium on year-round short-term rental properties.

The 10-1 vote early Friday only impacts “Type 2” short-term rentals that are rented out year-round and aren’t occupied by the owner. Homeowners who only rent out their home for less than 30 days a year and short-term rentals in apartments or condominiums wouldn’t be affected.

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