Rhode Island Legislation Requiring Statewide Registration of Short-Term Rentals Becomes Law

Steve MacGillivray
Steve MacGillivray | PIERCE ATWOOD LLP

Steve MacGillivray has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, high net worth individuals, and organizations of all sizes in matters related to complex litigation as well as real property disputes including zoning and land use, title, easement and access, condominium disputes, adverse possession and prescriptive rights, commercial leases and claims based on trespass, nuisance, and other property-related torts.

On-Demand: February 24, 2022

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Program Summary

The substance of the new registration law will be covered together with its possible implications for the online short term rental industry when combined with zoning and other ordinances and municipal codes.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The state of the short-term rental industry in Rhode Island and elsewhere
  • The new short term rental registration bill passed by the legislature over the governor’s veto
  • The possible effect of the law when combined with municipalities’ enforcement of their zoning and other ordinances

Date / Time: February 24, 2022

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Speakers

Steve MacGillivray_myLawCLESteve MacGillivray | PIERCE ATWOOD LLP

Steve MacGillivray has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, high net worth individuals, and organizations of all sizes in matters related to complex litigation as well as real property disputes including zoning and land use, title, easement and access, condominium disputes, adverse possession and prescriptive rights, commercial leases and claims based on trespass, nuisance, and other property-related torts. Steve handles tax abatement actions for large hotel chains, owners of large commercial properties, and high-end residential property owners.

He has successfully assisted developers in the appeal of denials of zoning, wetlands, or environmental permitting, and has represented municipalities on issues such as ordinances related to renewable energy projects. Appearing before state and federal courts and the American Arbitration Association, Steve has represented clients in national litigation in several states including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Texas. Steve has lectured and written extensively on property tax abatement legal issues and strategies, and has been a member of the Middletown (RI) Zoning Board for more than ten years.

Agenda

I. The State of the Short-Term Rental Market | 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
II. The Law Requiring Registration | 1:15 pm – 1:25 pm
III. Possible Zoning Applications | 1:25 pm – 1:40 pm

a. Example – Newport

IV. Possible Application of Other Ordinances and Codes for Rental Properties | 1:40 pm – 1:50 pm
V. The Future | 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm