Condo Owner

Volume19 Issue3 2015

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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V O L U M E 1 9 • I S S U E 3 condo owner 37 tourism national audience is a contributing factor to its current woes. O ne notable example is the city being featured as MTV's Spring Break destination four times between 1996 and 2006. This was not long after Daytona Beach began openly discouraging college students from visiting during spring break with the mayor going so far as to declare on a network morning show that spring breakers were not welcomed. "It was the perfect storm, and 2010 is when the alarm bells started going off," said North, referring to the increase in crime and unruly behavior. From 2007 to 2015, according to North, the BCSO experienced a 105 percent increase in calls for service. "At the same time," he said, "Our budget was being cut due to the (weakened) economy and such." But, according to North, new laws and increased funding alone will not solve the problem. "One of the contributing problems is that spring breakers are able to access short-termed rentals, which frequently house an overabundance of students. It can't just be a law enforcement issue," he said. "It's going to take a lot of entities to make it come together. It's going to take the condo owners to help make it come together through responsible practices." Many condo rental companies already have restrictions in place to prevent over occupancy in a condo or beach house. In a released statement, Vice President Lino ‰

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