Short video featuring Eric Claeys
How does the Takings Clause apply to regulations? Prof. Eric Claeys, Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, gives an overview of the Takings Clause and explains how it applies to disputes between property owners and regulators imposing scenic or aesthetic restrictions on property use. Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
On June 1, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation prohibiting local and municipal governments from banning Internet-based “sharing economy” rental services like Airbnb and VRBO, which connect travelers with short-term vacation rentals. Property rights advocates have applauded the legislation, claiming that cities across the country have been banning private short-term rentals without legitimate justification, turning responsible property owners into outlaws simply because they allow guests to stay in their homes. Opponents assert that allowing commercial sharing-economy hosts to operate what they characterize as “illegal hotels” is unfair to conventional hotel operators who are forced to compete on an uneven playing field, as well as to property owners who may suddenly find their buildings and neighborhoods filled with busy rental properties. Our experts discussed the legislation and broader issues relating to property rights and the sharing economy.
- Grady Gammage, Jr., Founding Member, Gammage & Burnham PLC
- Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute