short term rentals

Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)

Stratas can still say ‘no’ to short-term stays despite ban on other rental restrictions

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO considered business activities

 

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

As criticisms grow, the question is being asked: is Airbnb itself the problem — or are the guests?

 

Delegates at the 2022 Union of British Columbia Municipalities in Whistler considered several resolutions on housing Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Union of British Columbia Municipalities)

UBCM calls for review of speculation tax, more control over short-term rentals

A Victoria resolution to explore vacancy control failed narrowly at annual municipal convention

 

Summerland has adopted bylaws to govern short-term vacation rentals in the community. (File phot)

Summerland adopts bylaws governing short-term rentals

Set of five bylaws passed at Feb. 28 council meeting

Summerland has adopted bylaws to govern short-term vacation rentals in the community. (File phot)
A public hearing on regulating short term rentals will be held Feb. 14. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Regulations needed around short-term vacation rentals

Vacation rental units have effects on communities and neighbourhoods

  • Feb 26, 2022
A public hearing on regulating short term rentals will be held Feb. 14. (File photo)
Many Revelstoke residents are concerned with how short-term rental companies like Airbnb will affect their neighbourhoods, or how not being able to use them will affect their livelihood. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Residents go head-to-head over Revelstoke’s short-term rental regulations

Residents voiced their concerns on the proposed short-term rentals at a public hearing, Feb. 22

Many Revelstoke residents are concerned with how short-term rental companies like Airbnb will affect their neighbourhoods, or how not being able to use them will affect their livelihood. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Laurinda Kalawarny’s Big White chalet. (Vrbo photo)

Big White rental owner ordered to repay guests who cancelled due to COVID

The B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal ordered Laurinda Kalawarny to repay $4,900

Laurinda Kalawarny’s Big White chalet. (Vrbo photo)
Summerland residents have mixed views on allowing and regulating short-term vacation rentals in the community. (Black Press file photo)

Opinions mixed on short-term rental units in Summerland

Bylaw expected to come to council table for Dec. 13 meeting

Summerland residents have mixed views on allowing and regulating short-term vacation rentals in the community. (Black Press file photo)
Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)

Revelstoke City Council stalls proposed vacation rental regulations

Mayor calls for changes and a second public hearing

Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)
Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)

Revelstoke vents about proposed vacation rental rules

Some worry they will lose income; others call for stricter rules

Revelstoke City Council hosted a public hearing, Oct. 27, to hear comments from the community about the proposed regulations to short term rentals. (Contributed-Tim van der Krogt)
Revelstoke city councillors will be hearing comments about the proposed Short Term Rental regulations on Oct. 27. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Proposed vacation rental rules up for public hearing Oct. 27

Participate in person, in writing or via phone but registration necessary

Revelstoke city councillors will be hearing comments about the proposed Short Term Rental regulations on Oct. 27. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council has proposed several bylaw amendments that would regulate short term rentals in Revelstoke. Some operators are upset with the proposal. (File photo)

Revelstoke vacation rental owners upset with proposed regulations

New short term rental rules are up for public hearing later this month

  • Aug 31, 2021
Revelstoke City Council has proposed several bylaw amendments that would regulate short term rentals in Revelstoke. Some operators are upset with the proposal. (File photo)
Revelstoke City Council is asking staff to include a cap on the number of short term rental licenses available in upcoming proposed bylaw amendments. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke proposing cap on vacation rentals

If approved only 300 licenses would be available

Revelstoke City Council is asking staff to include a cap on the number of short term rental licenses available in upcoming proposed bylaw amendments. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)

EDITORIAL: Considering short-term rental units

Communities working to address regulations and effects of short-term rentals

  • Mar 25, 2021
Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)
Downtown Revelstoke. (Photo - Okanagan College)
Downtown Revelstoke. (Photo - Okanagan College)
Police had no right to seize hidden bedside camera from Airbnb condo in Toronto, judge says

Police had no right to seize hidden bedside camera from Airbnb condo in Toronto, judge says

The decision effectively ended the voyeurism prosecution of the Toronto condo owner, Michael Chow

Police had no right to seize hidden bedside camera from Airbnb condo in Toronto, judge says
Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s senior vice president of global policy and communications, joined by doctors, takes questions during a news conference in Toronto, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

VIDEO: Airbnb restricts young people from renting after slew of deadly house parties

People under 25 years old will be restricted from renting full houses, independent suites

Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s senior vice president of global policy and communications, joined by doctors, takes questions during a news conference in Toronto, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young