• Municipalities dismayed, property owners pleased as short-term rental bill advances

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    HOLLAND, Mich. - Local government officials say they're disappointed after the state House passed a bill that allows homeowners to set up short term rentals where ever they own property.
    House Bill 4722, along with its companion Senate Bill 446, has been making its way through the Legislature for several months. The bills remove local governments' ability to outright ban short-term rentals like Airbnb's or weekly vacation rentals based on zoning ordinances. Early Wednesday, H.B. 4722 passed in a 55-47 vote. The Senate bill still remains in committee.
    "Instead of just having the local...
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