Short-Term Rentals

Share your thoughts on short-term rentals

The municipality is taking the opportunity to consult with residents and industry to understand the impact short-term rentals (STRs) have within our region.

Temporary accommodation platforms such as "AirBnB" and "Home Away" are examples of STRs that residents might be familiar with. Because STRs have become increasingly popular over the past several years, cities and municipalities across the country are exploring means for regulating or monitoring their use.

We are seeking feedback to help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality.

We encourage you to share

Share your thoughts on short-term rentals

The municipality is taking the opportunity to consult with residents and industry to understand the impact short-term rentals (STRs) have within our region.

Temporary accommodation platforms such as "AirBnB" and "Home Away" are examples of STRs that residents might be familiar with. Because STRs have become increasingly popular over the past several years, cities and municipalities across the country are exploring means for regulating or monitoring their use.

We are seeking feedback to help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality.

We encourage you to share your thoughts by participating in our online survey.


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.

We appreciate your feedback.

If you would like to speak to someone at the municipality about this topic, please contact Jill MacLellan maclelj@halifax.ca or 902-490-4871 to set up a meeting.


  • Thanks for your interest in our short-term rentals online survey. 

    Temporary accommodation platforms such as "AirBnB" and "Home Away" are examples of short-term rentals that residents might be familiar with. As short-term rentals have become increasingly popular over the past several years, cities and municipalities across the country are exploring means for regulating or monitoring their use.

    The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is divided into the following four categories:

    · Tell Us What You Think About Short-Term Rentals;
    · How do you use Short-Term Rentals?;
    · How Have You Been Impacted by Short-Term Rentals?; and
    · Tell

    Thanks for your interest in our short-term rentals online survey. 

    Temporary accommodation platforms such as "AirBnB" and "Home Away" are examples of short-term rentals that residents might be familiar with. As short-term rentals have become increasingly popular over the past several years, cities and municipalities across the country are exploring means for regulating or monitoring their use.

    The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is divided into the following four categories:

    · Tell Us What You Think About Short-Term Rentals;
    · How do you use Short-Term Rentals?;
    · How Have You Been Impacted by Short-Term Rentals?; and
    · Tell Us a Bit About Yourself

    Information received from this survey will be summarized in a report to the Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee of Regional Council. The information will help inform municipal decisions about our role in regulating short-term rentals. 

    This survey will close November 30, 2019. 

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