Condos find new way to crack down on owners who secretly rent units

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At least three South Florida condo associations have found a novel way to put the brakes on owners who break the rules.

They are using a parking app to do it.

“We have implemented new technology to combat both Airbnb and illegal seasonal renters, and snowbirds that rent their units more than what our declarations state,” said Josh Travieso, vice president of the 150-unit Cypress Bend Condominium V association in Pompano Beach.

The Parking Boss app helps officials identify and tow away the cars of unapproved renters and others living under an association’s radar — even though that is not what it was designed for.

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