In the recent case Re Jovasevic, the landlord had rented a condominium unit to a tenant under a long-term lease. The tenant proceeded to list the unit “on the Airbnb website as a home share available for short term rentals” without the landlord’s knowledge or consent. The unit was then rented out to many sub-tenants, on a short-term basis, over many months. Continue reading “Claim by Landlord Against Tenant For Unauthorized Airbnb”
Beginning August 1st, 2018, Airbnb renters will be paying a 4% tax, which will be remitted by Airbnb to the City of Ottawa. The tax will be charged on any rentals that are less than 30 days in duration. The collected funds will be used to support and promote tourism in the Ottawa region. Continue reading “New Tax on Airbnb Rentals in Ottawa”
Listen to Christy Allen of Davidson Houle Allen speak about Airbnb and condominiums, on the June 17, 2017 Podcast on The Newsfeed with Kristy Cameron on 580 CFRA!
Find Christy’s appearance on ‘Hour 2’ of the Newsfeed on June 17, 2017 (starting at minute 22:43)
Christy talks with Kristy Cameron about the increasing presence of condominium units listed on Airbnb, particularly in anticipation of Canada Day and the market for accommodations in Ottawa.
Christy explains how condominium units being rented for nightly/short term rentals are a growing problem for condominiums, and such rentals may be in breach of a Condominium Corporation’s rules.
She discusses condominiums’ enforcement rights to deal with an owner or tenant renting for short term/nightly rental on websites like Airbnb, and why short-term rentals are significant concerns for Condominium Corporations, related to security, safety, community, responsibility for common elements, and use of amenities.
Christy also discusses why the recent steps to regulate Airbnb rentals in Toronto are relevant for Ottawa, and whether such steps may be useful here.
Stay tuned to Condo Law News for more blogs about caselaw updates related to condominiums.