By Ray Stern | Phoenix News Times
Phoenix residents have a new tool to put the kibosh on horseplay and noise at neighboring short term vacation rentals.
The city unveiled an online portal today that allows anyone to search an address of a short term rental to find the responsible person or company in charge of it, plus contact information for emergencies and complaints. Previously, the information was difficult or impossible to obtain by frustrated neighbors who often resort to calling the police as a first option when vacationers go wild.
“This is very convenient and helpful for folks,” said Thomas Galvin, an attorney with Rose Law Group who’s worked on short term rental cases. “You better have a phone number in there,” he warned property owners.