#Vancouver Short-term Rental Business Licence, Rules

A short-term rental can be an entire home, or a room within that home, that is rented for less than 30 consecutive days at a time.

A short-term rental can only be operated from your principal residence – the home where you live, as an owner or tenant, and use for bills, identification, taxes, and insurance.

Short-term rentals are only permitted in secondary homes or basements suites if the operator lives there full time.

All short-term rental operators must have a valid business licence and include it in all online listings and advertisements.

Your strata bylaws or landlord must permit the use of short-term rentals in your home before you apply for a licence.

Non-compliance may result in fines of up to $1,000 per offence.

Effective September 1, 2018, all short-term rental operators in Vancouver must have a business licence and include their licence number in all online listings and advertising, or they may be subject to fines up to $1,000 per offence.

Did you know? Short-term rental operators using a 2018 licence are subject to fines. Renew your licence for 2019 and include your licence number in all online listings. vancouver.ca/short-term-ren… #VanSTR #HousingVan.

Short-term rentals are only permitted in secondary homes or basements suites if the operator lives there full time. City of Vancouver/@CityofVancouver

Source: CityofVancouver, post

 

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