Airbnb in Condos: Focus on British Columbia

As in Ontario and many other jurisdictions, Airbnb and similar short-term leasing web-based services are big business in British Columbia. While some condo communities have embraced Airbnbs, requiring owners to provide guest information to the concierge and charging user fees to pay for increased security, etc., other condo communities which are not suited to this type of enterprise, have been plagued by the downsides of Airbnb. Many stratas are unable to pass the required ¾ vote to implement a bylaw to specifically ban this type of rental and therefore passing one may be problematic. Therefore, they must seek other viable routes to address their concerns. In this post, I discuss how an Ontario decision may impact how we do things in BC.      Read the article…………….


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