September 11, 2016
Vancouver is moving forward with its plans to combat the city’s near-zero vacancy rental rate, according to a statement from mayor Gregor Robertson. City staff have been working on two reports on what better regulation in the rental market could look like – one on an empty homes tax and another on Airbnb regulations. The empty homes tax could impact as many as 10,800 homes sitting empty, according to a release from the mayor’s office. “Housing needs to be first and foremost about homes, not to be treated as a commodity,” said mayor Gregor Robertson in a written statement….