Short-Term Rentals

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Staff are currently preparing a report for the Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee with the information requested in the May 16, 2019 motion and will seek further direction regarding the consideration of regulating STRs.


Background

On May 16, 2019, the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) standing committee of Regional Council made a motion that requested a staff report to consider the creation of By-laws designed to regulate, and address concerns related to STRs in residential areas by:

  1. Doing a jurisdictional scan to understand how other municipalities have regulated the

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on short-term rentals!

Staff are currently preparing a report for the Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee with the information requested in the May 16, 2019 motion and will seek further direction regarding the consideration of regulating STRs.


Background

On May 16, 2019, the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) standing committee of Regional Council made a motion that requested a staff report to consider the creation of By-laws designed to regulate, and address concerns related to STRs in residential areas by:

  1. Doing a jurisdictional scan to understand how other municipalities have regulated the STR industry, including exploring models such as the tiered fees/registration and “density" limits models in U.S jurisdictions;
  2. Creating a resident survey to understand the impacts of STRs;
  3. Engaging the STR industry to understand any impacts regulations may have on them, and work with the Province of Nova Scotia to discuss the Assessment Act and impacts this will have on STRs.

Staff are currently preparing a report for the Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee with the information requested in the May 16, 2019 motion and will seek further direction regarding the consideration of regulating STRs.

If you would like to speak to someone at the municipality about this topic, please contact Jill MacLellan maclelj@halifax.ca or 902-717-3167 to set up a meeting.