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Agassiz allowing short term rentals for mortgage helpers


Blog by Bill de Mooy | November 18th, 2019


Airbnb logo.pngDuring the council meeting Wednesday night (Nov. 13), council voted to give third reading and final adoption for amendments to the zoning bylaw that would allow for not only bed and breakfasts, but also AirBnB-style rentals in the District of Kent.

Council also voted to approve changes to the business licence bylaw, which will see homeowners looking to add a short term rental to their property pay $500 for a licence. People who do not live on their property will need to pay $700 for a licence, in addition to going through a rezoning process to allow for the short term rentals.

Bed and breakfasts are included in the updated business licence bylaw, and will see their licence fees go up from a $125 flat rate, to $125 plus an additional $100 for each guest unit. However, because renewal letters are currently being sent out, this change won’t take place until Jan. 1, 2021.

https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/short-term-rentals-now-allowed-in-agassiz/