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How property owners with short-term rentals are reacting to recent rule changes
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The Ark on Lake Lanier property manager Rob Finney paints and interior door at the rental property Thursday, April 18, 2019. The large home is used for short-term rentals. - photo by Scott Rogers
Keith and Margaret Platt have gotten to meet people from all over the world, including China, Ireland, Poland, Africa and Canada — all without leaving their Oakwood home.The Platts rent out a terrace-level apartment at their home on Lake Lanier as a vacation rental, and now that all homes in the county can be short-term rentals if homeowners get a business license, Hall County could be seeing more people like them become hosts for sites like VRBO and Airbnb.