Short Term Rental Changes

In a potential shift of power, Virginia may see state government taking control of some aspects of short-term rental regulation. A proposed law, awaiting Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature, aims to strip localities of control over rentals where the property owner also resides. While localities could still regulate through land use and zoning laws, the bill restricts their ability to require special permits for owner-occupied short-term rentals. The legislation also outlines exceptions for registration requirements, impacting ongoing efforts by towns to refine their ordinances.