short term rentals

Victoria city council will consider new policies for an appeals process in regards to short-term rental application. (Black Press Media file photo).

Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications

There is not an established process in place for people seeking to reapply

 

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

 

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

 

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
While Airbnb listings are down, short term rental business licences are up in the City of Victoria. (Screenshot/ Airbnb)

City sees over $800,000 in funds after first six months of Airbnb regulations

Business licence fees and taxes bolster funds for city, tourism industry

While Airbnb listings are down, short term rental business licences are up in the City of Victoria. (Screenshot/ Airbnb)
The goal of a vacancy tax would be to encourage condo buildings to be used as primary residences, and penalize absentee owners who do not live in or rent out their units long-term. The City of Victoria argued that the declaration tax could present a good opportunity for condo-run businesses to be moved outside of the residential property tax bracket. (File photo)

Victoria and the province disagree on proposed condo Airbnb tax

Council seeks a meeting with the minister after receiving a dissenting letter

The goal of a vacancy tax would be to encourage condo buildings to be used as primary residences, and penalize absentee owners who do not live in or rent out their units long-term. The City of Victoria argued that the declaration tax could present a good opportunity for condo-run businesses to be moved outside of the residential property tax bracket. (File photo)
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
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)

EDITORIAL: Legal battle looming over vacation rentals

Owners of properties used for short-term rentals (STR), as well as companies…

  • Dec 9, 2017
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. AirBnB

City to hire contractor to study short-term rentals in Victoria

Councillors approve in principle awarding contract to California company

Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. AirBnB
Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

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

Facebook group mounting defence against proposed vacation rental rules

Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Draft short term rental bylaw considered in Victoria

City gets negative feedback on vacation rental rules

The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Bedroom from a local home advertised on Airbnb, as seen online this week. Airbnb

Victoria council promotes the benefits of home-sharing

But catering to tourists more than residents can have harmful long-term effects

  • Nov 6, 2017
Bedroom from a local home advertised on Airbnb, as seen online this week. Airbnb
Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Local property owners and vacation rental operators mount defence against new STR regulations

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria