short term rentals

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 rejects Victoria resolution to explore vacancy control

Municipal delegates call for review of speculation tax, more control over short-term rentals

 

This screen shot shows a selection of short-term rentals available on VBRO, searched on Dec. 29. Sidney council recently debated the enforcement of the municipality’s short-term rental bylaw.

Short-term rental bylaw in Sidney remains largely untouched

Councillors debated but declined to implement tougher enforcement measures

 

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Victoria points to court wins as proof short-term rental rules are working

Fines totalling $20,000 upheld by courts, five residents banned from operating short-term spaces

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Ucluelet mayor and council took the unprecedented step of suspending a short-term vacation rental business licence during the Oct. 27 regular meeting. (District of Ucluelet photo)

Ucluelet slaps six-month suspension on short-term rental due to non-compliance

“It’s been a sad case of cat and mouse and see what we can get away with.”

Ucluelet mayor and council took the unprecedented step of suspending a short-term vacation rental business licence during the Oct. 27 regular meeting. (District of Ucluelet photo)
More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)

More than 100 illegal short-term rental suites listed in Esquimalt

The Township works on a complaint-based system to pursue bylaw breakers

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)
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
The City of Victoria will starting giving fees to short term rental owners who have not applied for a proper business license (AirBNB)

City of Victoria to start charging illegal short-term rental operators

Anyone without a proper business license could face $500 per day in fines

The City of Victoria will starting giving fees to short term rental owners who have not applied for a proper business license (AirBNB)
Debra Sheets stands in front of The Janion on Pandora Avenue, where she owns a short-term rental unit. News file photo

Short-term rental market up for changes April 1 in Victoria

Bylaw amendments hike fees, require homeowner’s presence

Debra Sheets stands in front of The Janion on Pandora Avenue, where she owns a short-term rental unit. News file photo
Owners of units in transient zones, like those in the Janion building, could be allowed to continue short term rentals. (News files)

Victoria short-term rental operators start GoFundMe campaign for legal costs

Facebook group mounting defence against proposed vacation rental rules

Owners of units in transient zones, like those in the Janion building, could be allowed to continue short term rentals. (News files)