By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
Public urination in the front yard, people swimming in the lakes, loud parties and fighting are some of the problems that come with short-term rentals, say homeowners at The Islands community of over 2,000 houses.
Residents voiced their frustrations at an overflowing meeting last Monday as the HOA Board announced an election to amend its community rules to curb short-term rentals made available through platforms such as VRBO, Airbnb and Travelocity.
“Investors are buying up property,” HOA President Matt Letter told the audience. “The Islands have completely become a private market for these investors.”