VRMA Joins Coalition to Protect Vacation Rental Rights in Texas

    This week VRMA joined the coalition, Texans for Property and Rental Rights, which is working with the Texas legislature to protect the rights of property owners across the state.

    Leaders from the group today released an open letter (http://bit.ly/TPRRLetter) to lawmakers urging passage of legislation – Senate Bill 1888 by Sen. Pat Fallon and House Bill 3778 by Rep. Angie Chen Button – that would provide a statewide framework for short-term rentals in Texas.

    This statewide framework would maintain a city’s authority to regulate in a manner that makes sense for their communities, but provides guardrails to protect private property rights, reduce costly litigation and maintain the character of our communities, coalition leaders said.

    “House Bill 3778 and Senate Bill 1888 will help ensure that local governments will be able to control for any potential nuisance issues such as noise, parking and number of renters occupying the property – just as they can with long-term residences,” state Rep. Angie Chen Button of Garland. “The bills also would preserve a local governments’ ability to revoke a vacation rental permit if persistent violations occurred, and aggressively enforce against bad actors.”

    Texans for Property and Rental Rights noted that the current climate in Texas with a growing number of municipalities creating a patchwork of regulations could result in less tax revenue for local governments and the state, while severely limiting a city’s ability to identify and address violators.

    To learn more about Texans for Property and Rental Rights, visit


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