City officials in Portsmouth have upheld a decision to prohibit a couple from renting out a second home through AirBnB.
Portsmouth couple Matthew Beebe and Barbara Jenny bought the house next door with the intention that one day their daughter will live in it.
In the meantime, they planned to rent out the house through AirBnB. But before they got the chance, the city served them with a cease-and-desist letter.
The city says the home, which is in a residentially zoned area, can’t be used for short-term rentals without a special exemption.