Will the new rules be e ec­tive?

StarMetro Vancouver - - NEWS -

Con­sid­er­ing that peo­ple have — for years — been il­le­gally rent­ing homes on sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and Va­ca­tion Rental By Owner, some crit­ics are con­cerned the new rules will be mean­ing­less if the city can’t e ec­tively en­force them. Fairbnb, a group lob­by­ing for more reg­u­la­tion of the short-term rental mar­ket, called on Van­cou­ver to tar­get its en­force­ment on com­pa­nies like Airbnb in­stead of in­di­vid­ual “hosts.” City sta have said they’re look­ing into that ap­proach, but it’s not part of what’s be­ing brought be­fore coun­cil to­day.


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