Survey closes November 18th.
Richmond Hill is moving forward on exploring options to regulate short-term rental accommodations and we are seeking your input through an online survey.
Short-term rental accommodation is when private individuals rent out their house or part of a house, condominium or apartment, such as a room, for short periods of time (generally 30 days or less). This is often handled through platforms like Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com that act as host sites for coordinating short-term rental accommodations.
Currently, the City’s Official Plan and zoning by-laws do not specifically address short-term rental accommodations, nor are they regulated by a licensing regime. The City occasionally receives concerns from residents about short-term rentals with respect to noise, parking and property standards. They are now looking at options to address these concerns.
“Over the past several years, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of short-term rental properties. There is a lot of variety on how municipalities are treating these accommodations and it’s important we take an approach that’s right for our community.” – Mayor Dave Barrow
Richmond Hill residents are encouraged to complete a short, online survey on if and how short-term accommodations should be zoned. The survey is available at www.RichmondHill.ca/ZoneRH and runs until November 18, 2020.