The first noise complaint over a licensed short-term rental in the city of Austin was made by Juanita Solis, who has lived in her Travis Heights home for 26 years and says she might have to move because the renters next door interrupt her sleep.
“Is this what the city had in mind when it allowed short-term rentals in single-residence neighborhoods?” she says. “I’m living next to a hotel, a business that is next to a home.”
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What’s the problem: Travis Heights homeowner says short-term rental house next door is a noisy nuisance.
Who’s responsible: The Austin City Council passed the short-term rental ordinance last fall.
What they’re saying: Austin Code Compliance is looking into resident’s complaint; the owner of the short-term rental says she’s done everything to appease her neighbor, including building an outdoor wall to muffle the noise.