Ottawa City Council votes overwhelmingly in favour of new restrictions to short-term rentals!
As mentioned in our previous blog, the Report on the Rental Accommodations Study, along with various other relevant recommendations/summaries was to be reviewed by the Community Protective Services Committee on November 15, 2019 and, if passed, by City Council on November 27, 2019. Click here to see our earlier blog on this issue. Continue reading “Ottawa City Council Approves New Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals”
As many of our readers will know, the City of Toronto has passed amendments to its zoning by-law, specifically for the purpose of regulating short-term rentals in the City of Toronto. Many landlords appealed the by-law amendments to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). On November 18, 2019, LPAT dismissed the appeals (and upheld the City’s zoning amendments). As a result, the City of Toronto has indicated its intention to go ahead and implement the new requirements (but the timing of such is yet to be confirmed). Continue reading “City of Toronto Regulation of Short-Term Rentals”
The City of Ottawa is considering taking steps to regulate short-term rentals. Short-term rentals are a significant concern in many residential communities, including residential condominiums. Continue reading “The City of Ottawa Wants Your Opinion on the Proposed Short-Term Rental Regulations”
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”