We have fielded several inquiries from our community association clients regarding Michigan legislation, HB 4722. Some understandably find the language of the bill to be confusing, mistakenly thinking that the bill will nullify any recorded restrictions against short-term renting in a condominium, i.e., renting for a term of less than 30 days.
In fact, a careful reading of the bill reveals that it applies “for the purposes of zoning,” and while it does mention condominiums, that is only in the context of condominiums being part of residential zones. So, provided your association’s governing documents restrict short-term rentals (most do contain such a restriction), this legislation will not affect your condominium.
It remains to be seen whether this bill will be signed into law – it is controversial, as it narrowly passed the House and is now being considered by the Senate.