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
If you survey news articles on short-term rental regulations, you will quickly see that nuisance issues often bring about the restrictive ordinances we are seeing rise across the globe.
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,