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City seeks first fines for illegal short-term rental properties

CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A mainland investor who bought this home at 28 Hanapepe Loop for $2.3 million is suing the seller, broker and property manager for not disclosing that home is an illegal transient vacation rental. The city is attempting to collect its first fines for violations of a new law banning online advertising of illegal short-term rentals, which in just two months has more than doubled the city’s enforcement record from last year.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

A mainland investor who bought this home at 28 Hanapepe Loop for $2.3 million is suing the seller, broker and property manager for not disclosing that home is an illegal transient vacation rental. The city is attempting to collect its first fines for violations of a new law banning online advertising of illegal short-term rentals, which in just two months has more than doubled the city’s enforcement record from last year.