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Rules on the way to control short-term rentals in Kelowna

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November 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM

KELOWNA - City council will review proposed regulations Monday that will allow homeowners to rent out some or all of their homes for short periods of time.

The report going to council outlines a number of issues surrounding the practice but argues the proposal will protect long-term rentals.

“This would let residents rent out an extra bedroom or two, or occasionally rent out their entire home for short periods when they are away,” the report by community planning supervisor Laura Bentley states. “To further support protection of long-term rentals, short-term rental accommodations would not be permitted in secondary suites or carriage houses.”

“Select zones, where the purpose of the zone includes tourist accommodation, could have short-term rental accommodation as a principal use without being limited to an operator’s principal residence, much like the existing ‘apartment hotel’ use,” the report states.

If council agrees to the proposed regulations, bylaws will then be drafted.

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