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Public Interest Law Firm Calls on Town of Highlands to Abandon Efforts to Crack Down on Short-Term Rentals

  • Matthew Prensky

ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, the Institute for Justice (IJ) sent a letter to the town of Highlands, North Carolina, calling on officials to cease efforts to eradicate short-term rental properties in the town. This comes two years after IJ issued a similar warning to Highlands officials over a nearly identical proposal.  Highlands town leaders are considering new legislation targeting legally operating short-term rentals in residentially zoned districts. If the ordinance passes, all of the town’s existing short-term rentals will be forced to shut down…

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