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CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 31: A general view of the Charlotte skyline after the Democratic National Convention Committee Unveiling Stage for the DNC at Time Warner Cable Arena on August 31, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

If you’ve been in the market for an apartment in Charlotte recently, you know 1.) how hard they are to find, and 2.) how expensive they’ve become; this could be why!

Charlotte does not regulate short-term rental businesses in the city. Many leases have bans on subletting, but some allow it, and that means apartments next to permanent tenants can be listed on rental sites.

In fact, Quarterside Luxury Apartments off E. 7th Street, is one of the apartments in Charlotte that does allow short-term rentals.

While some people are unhappy about the short-term renters, others are praising the option. I can definitely see both sides. Many families have been uprooted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and may need short-term rentals to relocate. I can also see how having a rotating door of short-term renters in the unit next to yours could be annoying. My current apartment does not allow short term rentals, but if it did, my biggest concern would be safety.

The important thing to note; and this is a good reminder of it,  is to always check your lease thoroughly when renting a new place!