As of April 28, 2017, no new non-owner-occupied short term rental property permits are being issued in residential zoned areas. This has been a source of intense debate over the last couple of years primarily over the issue of property owner rights and the greater good of the communities in which they exist. Affected neighbors and residents argue about the transience of the renters (new people in and out frequently), along with ongoing disturbances that don’t really warrant law enforcement, but are a continuous nuisance nonetheless. There have also been points raised about the vetting process of the renters (or lack thereof); in that, pretty much anyone with a credit card and no “bad” reviews can rent. Property owners argue that the prohibition diminishes the value of the real estate, and they should be able to do what they want with their property. Currently, much of it boils down to clearer rules and better enforcement. See notes from the Greater Nashville Realtors (Association) here.