Short-Term Rental News from Hamburg, Germany
On May 21, 2013, the Senate in Hamburg amended an old law to allow individuals to occasionally rent out their main (primary) residence.
The full text of this law can be found at:
Under this law, it is legal to rent out your accommodation for a short period of time as long as it is and remains your main residence. If however, the accommodation does not qualify as your main residence, you are required to obtain a license to rent out your property on a short-term basis. If you fail to obtain this license, you may face steep fines of up to 50,000 Euros.
What do you think about this amendment?