As we previously discussed on September 21, 2017, in Michigan Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of HOA on Short-Term Rental Ban, Michigan courts have consistently held that short-term rentals violate “residential use” and “non-commercial use” restrictions contained in restrictive covenants. On November 30, 2017, in Eager v Peasley, et. al., published opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued November 30, […]Read more
WXYZ Detroit (Channel 7) recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding short-term rentals. The interview discusses the impact of local ordinances, condominium bylaws and homeowners association bylaws on short-term rentals and AirBnB use. The interview also discusses insurance and liability implications associated with AirBnB use. The full interview can he found here. Kevin Hirzel is the Managing Member of Hirzel Law, PLC and […]Read more
Short-term rental websites such as AirBNB, Booking.com, FlipKey, HomeAway, Homestay, House Trip, Roomorama, Tripping.com, Trivago, VBRO and VayStays have become an increasing concern for Michigan condominium and homeowner’s associations that are populated by full time residents. The rise of short-term rental websites has led owners and investors to seek out extra income by renting their property on a nightly basis. […]Read more
The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Condominium and Homeowner Associations: To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb?
Many condominium bylaws restrict or otherwise regulate a co-owner’s ability to lease the co-owner’s condominium unit. These restrictions are sometimes imposed as part of an effort to maintain property values, and sometimes to comply with the Federal Housing Administration’s Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide which requires that at least fifty-one (51) percent of units be owned by owner-occupants. At […]Read more