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Short-term vacation rental rift creates a house divided

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Video by Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com
Association of Apartment Owners Waikiki Lanais voted to take at least $40,000 out of maintenance fees to hire an attorney for the right to allow some owners to continue with short-term rentals. Others argue the board should not have approved using maintenance fees to defend an illegal practice.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Vacationers returning from the beach Thursday headed to the lobby of the Waikiki Lanais condo in Waikiki.

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Many of the units at the Waikiki Lanais condo are used as short-term rentals. Short term rental keys in lockboxes.

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

A rental desk is located in the lobby of the Waikiki Lanais condo in Waikiki.