Total Airbnb listing count as of 29-Sep-2018: 4770
Airbnb listings added since 1-Sep-2018: 1028
To meaningfully protect our long term rental market from being decimated by Airbnb and other short term accommodation platforms, we must take the following steps:
- Introduce licence auto-verification, so, we can nip unlicensed units and licence cheats in the bud
- Introduce a tough new bylaw and agreements that hold platforms accountable for the hosts’ actions
- Make Airbnb fines lienable, so that the city can place liens against egregious violators who refuse to pay the fines
At the same time, the City should use fines collected from short term rental violators to help the Airbnb’s greatest victims: the renters.
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