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STR - Short Term Rental rules in Vancouver

Blog by Bill de Mooy | November 18th, 2019

Only a person’s primary residence — or portion thereof, such as a room — may now be legally rented out on a short-term basis. (All secondary suites, laneway homes, second homes or vacation properties in the city, if rented out, must be rented for 30 days or more.) Those who rent out part or all of their primary residence on a short-term basis must obtain a business licence from the City and follow specific guidelines.

STR's are allowed in London, U.K., where STRs are allowed on non-primary residences, but only for a total of 90 days per year. In Sydney, Australia, the rule is 180 days.