‘A level playing field’: Vancouver holds public hearing on Airbnb

Vancouverites had a chance to give their opinions on short-term rentals legislation proposed by the city at a public hearing Tuesday evening. 

Under the proposal, which was announced in the summer, homeowners and renters would only be allowed to list their primary residences on sites like Airbnb for a licensing fee of $49 each year, plus a one-time application fee of $54.

Vancouver residents would not be permitted to apply for licences to list secondary suites such as basement apartments or laneway homes, or second homes.

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