Nearly 1 in 5 Vancouver Airbnb listings non-compliant

Nearly one in five Airbnb listings are non-compliant, according to a platform scan I completed last night. Out of the 4428 active units my scan picked up, 818 units are non-compliant for one or more of the following reasons: Hosts with multiple entire home/apartment listings 620 Licences used for multiple home/apartment listings 238 Dubious Exemptions […]

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Airbnb quietly drops licence requirements for Vancouver listings

The agreement between City of Vancouver and Airbnb requires the platform to make the licence field mandatory for all listings. Airbnb deactivated all unlicensed listings last fall and for a while enforced this rule. But our latest scan of Airbnb data show that Airbnb has quietly dropped this requirement. As a result we have seen […]

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Petition: Conduct public inquiry into fentanyl money laundering in Lower Mainland real estate

To: Hon. David Eby, Q.C., Attorney General of British Columbia Whereas: Police reports have been uncovered that transnational fentanyl traffickers are laundering billions of dollars every year through Lower Mainland real estate market. BC Coroners Service reports that fentanyl-related overdoses have killed 4,000 people last year alone in BC Statistics Canada data show that the […]

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Nathanael Lauster, Nazism, and tobacco tactics in housing crisis denialism

“Hitler introduced tobacco control measures,” the tobacco industry propagandists would say. “Therefore, anyone who advocates for tobacco control measures is a Nazi.” The use reductio ad Hitlerum — a logical fallacy in the form “Hitler did X, therefore anyone who does X is a Nazi”1)http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/1874/1/How%20the%20growth%20of%20denialism%20undermines%20public%20health%20_%20The%20BMJ.pdf — is a common tactic used by the tobacco industry […]

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