Short-term rental property; locality's ability to restrict property managed by a Virginia realtor. (SB1391)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Short-term rental property; locality's ability to restrict property managed by a Virginia realtor. Provides that a locality may not restrict by ordinance any short-term rental property managed by a Virginia realtor, defined in the bill. The bill provides that a locality may not enforce an ordinance against such property where the ordinance (i) prohibits short-term rentals; (ii) limits occupancy in a short-term rental property to less than what is allowed under the building code or local zoning regulations; (iii) limits the number of days in a calendar year for which a short-term rental property can be rented; (iv) requires an owner to occupy the short-term rental property as his primary residence for any number of days in a calendar year; (v) requires any type of remote monitoring device to be installed on the short-term rental property, including decibel, audio, or video; (vi) requires exterior or interior inspections of the short-term rental property pertaining to any items defined under the building code more frequently than every five years, unless a complaint has been filed with the locality or building authority; (vii) requires repairs, renovations, or updates to the structure of the short-term rental property that are greater than those required under the applicable building code; or (viii) requires an owner to add additional or otherwise alter existing parking spaces for the short-term rental property. The provisions of the bill shall apply to any short-term rental property managed by a realtor and operating as such on or after January 1, 2023. Read the Bill »

Status

01/27/2023: Awaiting a Vote in the Local Government Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104169D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/20/2023Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB1391)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Local Government committee on 01/30/2023. It meets on Tuesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

Comments

Richard Anderson writes:

SB 1391 will strip most if not all ability by localities to regulate Short Term Rentals. This bill will be a disaster to localities, neighborhoods and adjacent neighbors that have Short Term Rentals. It will handcuff a localities ability to enforce issues such as dwelling safety, rental tax collection, noise, trash and adjacent neighbors ability to enjoy their homes.

This bill is for the benefit of realtors only and will serve to injure property values for residents and homeowners in the community.

Shame on you for backing this disastrous Bill. The Willoughby, Ocean View, Cottage Line and East Ocean View communities, to name a few, have banded together in strong opposition to this disastrous bill. We strongly urge you to retract this bill. Rick Anderson, President Cottage Line Civic League.

Richard Anderson writes:

Anderson writes:
SB 1391 will strip most if not all ability by localities to regulate Short Term Rentals. This bill will be a disaster to localities, neighborhoods and adjacent neighbors that have Short Term Rentals. It will handcuff a localities ability to enforce issues such as dwelling safety, rental tax collection, noise, trash and adjacent neighbors ability to enjoy their homes. This bill is for the benefit of realtors only and will serve to injure property values for residents and homeowners in the community. Shame on you for backing this disastrous Bill. The Willoughby, Ocean View, Cottage Line and East Ocean View communities, to name a few, have banded together in strong opposition to this disastrous bill. We strongly urge you to retract this bill. Rick Anderson, President Cottage Line Civic League.

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