– Miguel Espinoza, Los Angeles, Calif. Dear Miguel: Your letter got the ABC News Fixer wondering if someone at Enterprise Rent-A-Car had it in for you. The good news is this was apparently all a coincidence: they are not intentionally making it impossible for you to get that free day’s rental. In fact, as we were working on this problem, you checked again and this time you were able to get the free car rental.
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New vacation rental regulations approved in Gulf Shores
Under the new ordinance, if an emergency contact fails to respond to a city employees call within two hours the business license holder can face fines of $100 to $500, per offense, and potentially 30 days in jail. Similar penalties, per offense, will be applied if an emergency contact is not maintained after a business license is issued. With the new lodging tax accountability rule, each condo complex, rental agent, management company or individual owner must submit monthly lodging tax reports and annual returns broken down by unit including the specific taxpayer identification number of each business license holder. Prior to the councils approval on Monday night, it had engaged the hospitality business community with public meetings over a two-month period and the ordinance was revised after each meeting.
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HDB to supply another 10,000 rental flats by 2017
In 2011, the HDB received 23,900 applications and found 13,700 did not qualify as they were able to buy a small flat or had family support. HDB, he said yesterday, has to make sure that help goes to the truly needy. But it will exercise flexibility on the eligibility criteria where there are genuine hardship cases, he added in his reply to Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC). Dr Maliki also said that in 2011 and last year, 630 website families living in rental flats were able to move into HDB homes they had bought. The Government gives low-income families up to $60,000 in grants to buy a flat. Still, the average length that families stay in rental units is 11 years.
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