Short-Term Rental Community Survey

Michigan lawmakers are currently debating legislation that would put certain restrictions on how local governments regulate short-term vacation rentals like Airbnb and VRBO properties. Our community is seeking feedback on the proposed law so that we can provide it to our legislative leaders in Lansing.
Below, you will find a brief summary of the proposed legislation as well as a few questions that will help us provide feedback to our local state representative and senator. Thank you for your time and input on this important local issue.

House Bill 4722 would:
• Prohibit local governments from banning short-term rentals.
• Allow up to 30 percent of homes in a community to be converted into short-term vacation rentals.
• Make clear that local governments can apply local nuisance ordinances to short-term rental properties.
• Classify all short-term rental properties as residential uses.

Now that you have read a brief summary of this proposed legislation, please answer the following questions:

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* 1. This proposed law makes clear that all homeowners should have the right to use their homes as short-term vacation rental properties. Do you support or oppose this provision?

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* 2. Do you believe allowing 30 percent of homes in our community to be converted to short term rentals is:

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* 3. Would you prefer that lawmakers in Lansing determine the number of homes in a community that can be converted into a vacation rental, or would local governments be better positioned to decide what works for them?

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* 4. Is there an ideal limit on the number of homes that can be used as a short-term vacation rental in this community? If so, please select your preferred limit:

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* 5. Under House Bill 4722, properties not occupied by the owner that are used 100% of the time as for-profit vacation rentals would be classified as a residential use instead of a commercial one. Please select the statement that best reflects your position on this rule.

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* 6. What is your zip code?

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* 7. What is your gender?

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* 8. What is your age range?

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