Item 5 has to do with Florida Senator Greg Steube’s Bill 1400 where the State of Florida would be “…preempting certain regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state”.
And requiring the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to “inspect vacation rentals when necessary to respond to emergencies and epidemiological conditions, etc.”
Indian River shores is addressing how Home Rule is Under Attack because local governments may not be able to make decisions regarding your home or your community.
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With respect to Vero Beach, the state did NOT take away its exiting short-term rental ordinance enacted in 2011 allowing no rentals less than 30 days. It is still operating under its existing 30 day ordinance.
In the last legislative session State Representative Mike LaRosa and State Senator Steube tried to take away Vero Beach’s rights with companion bills, which died in committee.
But now Senator Steube is back with his Bill 1400, which has a broader restriction on short-term local control, which we will report on later.
Where do our local governmental officials stand on this important issue; where Home Rule and the right to quiet enjoyment, the undisturbed use and enjoyment of real property by a tenant or landowner, is under attack.
Please refer to the link below for more information on short-term rentals.