The city wants to stop temporary home rentals shorter than 90 days. Tega Cay residents have complained to city officials about temporary home renters. Their complaint is about renters renting homes for or a week, weekend, and sometimes daily.
The Tega Cay city council discussed adding an amendment to the current zoning ordnance that would specifically prohibit renting a home for less than 90 days. The council was divided based on their discussion. Some of the council members claimed enforcement would be the challenge with the possible new amendment.
It’s hard to believe that Tega Cay would be a weekend resort destination like Myrtle Beach. Maybe that is not a fair comparison. Tega Cay was in its beginning mostly a gated weekend resort community on Lake Wylie but hasn’t that changed now? Has this issue become a bigger issue because of the housing and mortgage bubble? If this were the case wouldn’t these want be home owners/tenants rent longer? So who are these short term renters and why are they renting just a few days? Are they vacationers or just transients? Maybe more will come to light when the council discusses this issue again in the future.