Vancouver rules for short term rentals to ease city’s vacancy rate: mayor

VANCOUVER _ The city of Vancouver is moving to legalize short-term rental accommodation like Airbnb but operators will only be able to advertise their principal residence.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said Wednesday that new regulations to be enacted next week are designed to protect and free up rental housing in response to a critically low vacancy rate.

“The goal of the city is to restore some of our long-term rental and take a balanced approach, making sure we are protecting rental...

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