Saanich council has asked staff to look into options to regulate short-term rental units in the district through the business licensing system.
Short-term rentals generally describe rental accommodations lasting less than 30 days, with homeowners renting out all or portions of their home through services like Airbnb.
The City of Victoria recently passed a bylaw making short-term rentals subject to various conditions. A recent Internet search on Airbnb’s website revealed more than 300 advertised short-term rentals in the Greater Victoria region with many available in Downtown Victoria.
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