A complaint has been filed against the City of Miami Beach for allegedly using strong-arm tactics to enforce its rules against short-term rentals.

Attorney Christopher Spuches filed a complaint accusing the city of violating the Florida Constitution’s excessive punishment clause Monday. The Agentis Law founding partner told the Daily Business Review his client, a Miami Beach property owner, has been unreasonably sanctioned by the city after they purportedly violated the city’s ordinance restricting short-term rentals with the use of platforms such as Airbnb.