How would you feel about short term rentals in your building?

While surfing the site Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) I came across a unit that is clearly at The Sonata.

Below is a screen cap in case the ad gets pulled:

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA (3rd & Mass Ave NW DC Gallery Place Metro Judiciary Square)
Accommodations: Condominium – 1 Bedroom – 1 Bath – (Sleeps 2-4)

A newly built, loft-style one-bedroom flat on the ninth-floor in a luxurious 12-story, 75- residence-unit building in a prime downtown Washington location within sight of the US Capitol.

B&B RATES: One Bedroom Furnished Luxury Hi-Rise Apartment $325.00 per night+ tax. No stays of less than 3 days. Weekly RATES: $1750/week + Tax Extended Stay RATES: $125/night with a minimum 30 day stay. No tax on stays of 30 days or more. Tax is 14.55% additional for stays of less than 30 days.

How would you feel if owners in your building were renting units in this manner?

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    Anonymous says

    555 Mass governing documents require a minimum 6 month conforming lease. Any owner caught doing this would be in violation of the condo docs. People just don’t seem to look at their condo docs.

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    pqresident says

    some building’s condo docs allow this as long as the condo is owned by a business (i.e. it is not in a single person’s name but owned by an LLC or and Inc.)

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    fourthandeye says

    Even in the case where condo docs don’t prohibit rentals of this nature, I think the owner shouldn’t be allowed to use the concierge to administer their business.