I've seen numerous posts over the past few months about making sure any place you book has been approved as a legal Transient Vacation Rental and have never quite understood the reasoning for this.
Recently I spoke with an owner over the phone and she told me they have ~never had a permit (I believe she said the rental is connected to their house so maybe a permit isn't necessary in that case), and that probably only 50 places on Kauai do. She thinks the county is trying to run people out of business who have been renting for years.
I question that, but my main question is what is the significance to a renter if the unit hasn't been approved? Can we be kicked out of the rental if we do book it? Opinions, please.