There’s still time to give your views on Vancouver’s proposed new rules on short-term rentals

Short-term rentals are having an impact in rental and strata buildings.

Do you have concerns about Vancouver’s proposed new rules to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb? If you do, there’s still time to put your views forward before council makes a final decision on the new rules early in the New Year.

This week, the City of Richmond announced it will press ahead with similar regulations to those proposed in Vancouver, which would limit short-term rentals to residents in their principal residence.

Richmond is also limiting rentals in condominiums.

The goal of Vancouver’s policy is to protect the city’s long-term rental stock at a time when vacancies are at an all-time low.

You can register your ideas or concerns by calling 311 or sending an e-mail to