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Regulating Short-Term Rentals – The Vancouver Experience

Toronto Condo News
Publication date:
March 25, 2020
Article Summary: 

The article discusses Vancouver's experience with regulating short-term rentals such as Airbnb, with the goal of protecting the city's limited housing supply. The city imposed regulations such as mandatory business licenses, limiting rentals to primary residences, and prohibiting rentals of secondary suites, among others. The article explains the challenges faced by Vancouver in implementing and enforcing the regulations, as well as the benefits of such regulations, such as protecting neighborhoods and providing revenue for affordable housing.


Vancouver, short-term rentals, Airbnb, regulations, housing supply, business licenses, primary residences, secondary suites, implementing, enforcing, neighborhoods, affordable housing, revenue.

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Toronto Condo News
Regulating Short-Term Rentals – The Vancouver Experience
March 25, 2020
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