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Protecting Sandusky Property Owners’ Right to Home-share

Ebner v. Kinzel

Case Status

Date Filed

October 17, 2019

Last Step

Filed amicus brief.

Next Step

Awaiting response.

Case Overview

Across the country, people are opening their homes to overnight guests to help pay their mortgages, restore properties, or earn extra money for their families. The practice is especially popular in tourist destinations, where families often choose to stay in homes rather than hotels to save money and “live like a local.” Unfortunately, the city of Sandusky, Ohio—despite being a world-renowned tourist destination and home to Cedar Point, one of the world’s largest roller coaster parks— has chosen not to respect the rights of homeowners to peacefully rent their homes, but rather to impose burdensome, confusing, and unconstitutional rules that deprive homeowners of these rights.

The Goldwater Institute filed an amicus brief in a legal challenge over Sandusky’s anti-home-sharing laws, arguing that Ohio cities should not be allowed to enact vague, unpredictable restrictions on homeowners’ use of their property.

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