October 18, 2016
The City of Vancouver has filed what is believed to be its first lawsuit demanding an Airbnb host be forced to shut down, as fears about the service’s impact on the local rental market drive efforts to regulate and significantly restrict such short-term rental services. The lawsuit, filed last Friday against the property’s owner, East West Investments Ltd, and company director Heather Chang, says the listing violates city bylaws that only allow licensed hotels and bed-and-breakfast operators to rent units for less than 30 days. The lawsuit, which contains allegations that have not been tested in court, also says the operator doesn’t have a business licence, another violation of bylaws….
Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/city-of-vancouver-files-lawsuit-to-shut-down-airbnb-host/article32405503/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter