Call for Action | Protect Private Property Rights

Michigan REALTORS® has started a member and consumer Call for Action to support HB 4722 and SB 466. In short, these bills would define short-term rentals as residential use and protect short-term rentals from a ban through zoning. Local governments will still be able to regulate short-term rentals—outside of zoning—for the health and safety of renters and the peace of mind for the full-time residents. These bills had very good hearings in the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism and the Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform earlier this week. We anticipate both bills will be voted out of each committee to their respective chamber for consideration as early as next Tuesday, May 25th.

This is an opportunity for Michigan Legislators to clarify an owner’s right to rent residential property on a short-term basis. Please use the link below to message your state legislators and urge them to SUPPORT the preservation of the right to rent private property on a short-term basis in Michigan! Review the FAQ provided by Michigan REALTORS® to learn more about this legislation.

Answer the Call for Action 

FAQ on HB 4722 and SB 446

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Michael Kent
Communications & Marketing Director

As the Communications and Marketing Director, I oversee all the messaging and the manner in which it's delivered to our members.  This includes managing our weekly newsletter, social media presence, the members-only Facebook group, and our MLS Talk listserv.  With a background in visual arts, design, photography, and videography, I also help to develop original graphics, advertisements, and photo and video content.  If you're at one of our many events and see someone walking around with a camera, that's me!  As the unofficial tech guru of the office, I also work with staff to research and implement new technology and/or processes to better serve our members and reach them where they live, something that has become more important since the time of COVID.