Only weeks into 2019 and already there are short-term rental preemption proposals in seven states. Maine, Mississippi, and Oregon are the latest additions, following Missouri, South Carolina, and Nebraska. Additionally, West Virginia is rewriting home rule laws for the state and have included langua
There were several local ballot initiatives that impacted the vacation rental industry on Tuesday’s ballot in the U.S. In four contests, the adverse results will affect the local vacation rental market and the local travel and tourism industry in those communities.
San Diego City Council Passes Final Approval for Regulations on Short-Term Vacation Rentals Massachusetts: Airbnb bill is now uncertain in Mass. after Baker’s changes Honolulu mayor proposes bill to regulate short-term rentals
Over the last several months in New Orleans, the HomeAway Government & Public Affairs team has met with over 200 local homeowners and managers, housing advocates, small business leaders and neighbors to gain a better understanding of what fair and effective short-term rental policies
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell proposed a bill Thursday that would allow homeowners to run bed-and-breakfast establishments in properties where they live, but ban non-owner transient vacation units in residential zones.
Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday proposed some minor changes to the bill regulating Airbnb and other short-term rentals that lawmakers passed this week. But those small changes could throw a big wrench into complex legislation that was years in the making.
New Orleans has seen an upsurge in the growth of the vacation rental market over the last decade. A new report from The University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center and the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity demonstrates how important short-term vacation rentals are to the New Orleans...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), an international trade association representing professional property managers of traditional short-term vacation rentals, released the following statement in response to the passing of Boston’s short-term rental ordinance:
In a recent video and accompanying article on CNBC, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber described the short-term rental industry – which includes professional property managers and property owners – as “predatory.” It is unfortunate that Mr. Gelber feels this way and completely maligns an industry that is
“The Impact of Airbnb on NYC Rents”, issued by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on May 3, is little more than a defamatory fabrication designed to attack the entire short-term rental industry. It’s a “study” that is seriously flawed in its methodology, and it appears to be designed to presen
Voters understood the value of the local vacation rental industry WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2018) – Following tonight’s unofficial election results, Mike Copps, Executive Director of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) issued the following statement:
Massachusetts closer to instituting lodging taxes on vacation rentals Senate Passes Bill Overturning Some Local Short-term Rental Bans in Tennessee Vermont's sensible short-term rental rules move through the legislature
WASHINGTON, DC (April 5, 2018) – After the Tennessee Senate passed SB1086, sending the “Short Term Rental Unit Act” back to the Tennessee House of Representatives, Mike Copps, Executive Director of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) issued the following statement:
Following Governor Holcomb’s signature of Indiana House Bill 1035, a bill that prohibits any outright bans of short-term rentals or home sharing throughout the state, Mike Copps, Executive Director of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) issued the following statement
Vacation Rental Management Association Calls on Florida Legislature to Pass Florida Vacation Rental Act, Create Uniform Set of Regulations for Short Term Rentals -Delay in Passing Legislation Threatens Florida’s Top Industry-
Tennesee Senate revives short-term rental preemption bill, Boston short-term rental debate spreads more falsehoods related to vacation rentals and housing affordability, and California bill would allow state employees to utilize short-term rentals.
Vacation rental regulatory news for the week of Jan. 21, 2018 Sonoma County California Planning Commission to examine ban on new vacation rentals in burned areas Boston Mayor proposes plan to regulate and tax short-term rentals Nashville to phase out non-owner occupied short-term rentals by 2021
Florida’s 2018 state legislative session has already become fertile ground for changes to the vacation rental industry. Four bills VRMA is watching closely could have both positive and negative effects on the industry. The Senate Community Affairs Committee’s hearing on SB 1400 and SB 1640 is on Jan
The Florida VRMA will be participating in the 2018 Tourism Day, sponsored by the Partnership for Florida’s Tourism, by hosting a rally in support of vacation rentals on January 16th at 11 a.m. at the Capitol Building (Register for the event).
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In 2012, Glen Odegard bought a Victorian home that sat empty for 60 years in Arizona. The 118 year old home was in much need of repair. Glen had a vision for this property, which included turning the home into a vacation rental.
Earlier this year, the Seattle City Council began debating a proposed ordinance to regulate the short-term rental market in the city. The proposal, similar to others around the country, focused on banning non-owner occupied homes from participating in the regulatory framework and severely restrictin