Warner Partner Gaëtan Gerville-Réache wrote an article that was featured in the Midland Daily News titled “Vacation Rentals: Before You Invest, Know the Risks.” In the article, Gaëtan discusses the boom in vacation rental home services and the precautions buyers of rental homes must take to protect themselves against potential civil infractions, lawsuits and financial loss.
Gaëtan cautions that pre-purchase due diligence could save investors from trouble, but it’s difficult to know the right questions and people to ask. He offers insight into restrictions that may not be obvious to the majority of buyers and owners, and explains why realtors, neighbors and even zoning administrators may give the wrong answers. A local and recent Supreme Court ruling involving Spring Lake Township has proven this to be true. That’s why it’s important to align yourself with a trusted real estate attorney, especially one who focuses their practice on zoning.
To read the full Midland Daily News article, click here.
Gaëtan Gerville-Réache is a partner at Warner and concentrates his practice on appeals, real property litigation and environmental litigation. He regularly argues in the Michigan Supreme Court, including on short-term rental issues. To learn more about Gaëtan’s practice, click here.