Ulrik Binzer

Short-term rentals is the hottest topic in local government - Our Founder Ulrik is the leading expert on the topic!

The dramatic rise of Airbnb and other short-term rental vacation sites has caused many cities to start regulating the practice of home sharing. Unfortunately, enforcing such rules is proving to be quite challenging. To protect users’ privacy, addresses are not publicly listed, which makes finding locations of illegal rentals difficult and time consuming. And, with no way to verify rental activity and revenue of each property operating in the jurisdiction, cities have struggled with ensuring short-term rental property owners play by the rules and pay their fair share of lodging and hotel taxes. 

As the Founder and CEO of Host Compliance, Ulrik has a lot of thoughts on how to address these challenges. A pioneer in the short-term rental enforcement space, Ulrik developed the first compliance monitoring tools and now uses his expertise and insights to help local governments across North America implement, monitor and enforce short-term rental regulation. Ulrik frequently speaks on the topic of home-sharing and has been a featured speaker at number of prominent conferences including the International City Manager's Association's annual conference, the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference and The University of Minnesota’s Symposium on the Sharing Economy. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on leading networks such as CNN, Fox News and Canada's CBC.

 

On behalf of all of the attendees at our Short Term Rental Task Force meeting, thank you so much for taking the time to share your expertise with our cities. Your presentation was extremely informative.

How to deal with short term rentals is such a sticky issue. Your thoughtful approach and lessons learned were very helpful.
— Jacki Bacharach, Executive Director, South Bay Cities Council of Governments
What a great session we had – you guys were awesome! I got multiple complements and much positive feedback on how engaging and informative our session was. We really need to think about taking it on the road to other conferences like APA and ULI!
— Joel Rosen, Planning Directors Association of Orange County
Great job yesterday! It was a terrific program and great working with you!
— Jennie Gordon, Senior Leadership Coordinator, American Planning Association
Thanks for being part of the first panel at the BAPDA meeting. It was well received!
— Hing Wong, President, APA California

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