September 29, 2016
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says a new proposal that would require people to get a licence for Airbnb and other short-term rentals could put up to 1,000 homes back into the long-term rental pool. That’s because short-term rentals of less than 30 days would only be legal in homes that are principal residences, Robertson revealed Wednesday at city hall. That means homeowners would be able to get a licence to rent spare rooms, basement suites and laneway homes at a principal residence, but secondary homes — such as investment or vacation properties — would be illegal….