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
Communities, coast to coast, continue to explore regulations for the short-term rental market. The regulatory field is showing noticeable trends in the larger metropolitan markets, which has a guiding force on the broader regulatory landscape.
Townships, cities and counties across Michigan are engaging in the nationwide debate over short-term rentals. These communities are finding difficulty in creating balanced, reasonable, and equitable regulation of the vacation rental industry.
The local debate, similar to other parts of the country,
The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), an international trade association representing professional property managers of traditional short-term vacation rentals, released the following statement in response to Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s signing of House Bill 216.
State legislators are busy at work in the 2017 legislative session. VRMA is currently tracking 36 bills that could have an effect on the vacation rental industry. These bills range from the good to the bad and a lot in between.
The 2016 elections are behind us, and soon the 2017 legislative sessions will be underway. This next year will have a number of legislative opportunities to protect the vacation rental industry. However, there will always be threats, like those from the hotel industry.
The VRMA Advocacy Toolkit has expanded once again. The new tools will assist members in creating local and regional organizations to be advocates for the short-term rental market place. A set of videos has been added on various topics you may encounter while forming your advocacy organization. These short videos were designed to give you quick access to tips and how-to information.
The VRMA tracks state and local regulatory issues related to short-term rentals across the U.S. All too often communities miss the mark on creating equitable rules that protect residents, property owners and the community as a whole. The U.S. Conference of Mayors advises that “fair regulation of short-term rentals ensures greater compliance.” Instead, communities often create knee-jerk policies that generate more problems than solutions, including outright bans. This type of reaction is exactly why the U. S. Conference of Mayors warned that “onerous regulations of short-term rentals can drive the industry underground,” which is ultimately counter-productive to policy makers’ goals.