Chapter 337 of the Acts of 2018 (the “Act”), the Short-Term Rental Bill, was signed into law by Governor Baker on December 28, 2018. The law, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, amends M.G.L c. 64G (Room Occupancy Excise) to include definitions and provisions applicable to short-term rentals made through internet hosting platforms such as Airbnb.
MMLA member Amanda Zuretti, of the Framingham offices of Petrini & Associates, has shared with our membership an explanatory memorandum outlining and summarizing the provisions of the Act. Click here to read the full text of Attorney Zuretti’s memo.
Also, MMLA member Bob Galvin, in a memo drafted for the Town of Norwell, has shared with us his overview of the new law. Click here for Attorney Galvin’s memo.