Airbnb blamed for increasing pressures on rental markets

Comment from Voices:  The City of North Van has one of the highest percentages of renters in Metro Vancouver (45.7% from the 2011 census).  The drive for development has displaced many and many more will come.   Do you think Council should be focusing on housing for existing residents instead of pet projects which are the current focus?  

Should new development have a higher percentage of family accommodation (2 or 3 bedroom units)?  Is Airbnb impacting the long term rental market?  There are more than 300 North Vancouver units listed on their website (https://www.airbnb.ca/).  Should the City be regulating short term rentals and working with Airbnb on collecting taxes?  Other cities are.

Article in the Globe and Mail:

Cities take aim at Airbnb

Airbnb and other short-term operators are being blamed for reducing housing for renters, reports Sunny Dhillon

Concerns about Airbnb’s impact have spread beyond major cities

Source: Airbnb blamed for increasing pressures on rental markets

Advertisements

One response to “Airbnb blamed for increasing pressures on rental markets

  1. I think there are more AirBnB type rentals in North Van than we find on the AirBnB or VRBO sites. We know suites in our building are rented short-term but have been unable to discover where they are posted. It’s all hard to prove.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s