Owners will require a licence and will only be allowed to list primary residences on websites like Airbnb
‘Accessory vacation rentals’ are currently allowed by the White Rock Zoning Bylaw in legal suites as long as they obtain a business licence and meet requirements for parking and other conditions. “Accessory” also means that the vacation rental is not allowed to be the primary use of the property. A “principal residence” is where you live most of the year and the residential address you use for bills, identification, taxes, and insurance.
Homeowners caught listing secondary suites or commercial units on short-term rental websites will face a fine.
Homeowners and primary residents who wish to list properties on websites like Airbnb will be subject to an annual licensing fee.
Homeowners caught listing units without a licence can be fined.