Different countries, states and cities have different licensing requirements. As a host it is your responsibility to comply with these requirements if you wish to engage in short-term rental activity. Typically, Airbnb licence is required in municipalities that have bylaws regulating rental activity. Another important point is checking with your strata bylaws to make sure short-term rental is permitted in your building.
As of today Airbnb licence is required in the City of Vancouver, however, rules continuously change so you must first check if your municipality permits short-term rental. With that being said, once you receive your licence you can legally operate a Airbnb rental and have a significant edge over competitors who have dismissed Airbnb licensing.
Guiding You In Short-term Rental Licensing
When it comes to Airbnb licensing you certainly don’t want to be fined and potentially shut down simply for missing that fine print or misunderstanding the application process. Since we have assisted many of our clients with licensing requirements and know this subject thoroughly, MasterHost can guide your through the entire Airbnb licensing process, giving you the peace of mind and the time to focus on more important things.
We will help you to locate the bylaws, apply for licence and explain what it takes to legally rent your property on Airbnb. Although STR licence is currently required only in the City of Vancouver we monitor other municipalities and will be offering this service in the following areas once licencing is enforced: Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, New Westminster, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler
Benefits for Our Clients
- Faster Service – We have assisted many clients with Airbnb licensing and saved them the precious time that would otherwise be wasted on researching the various bylaws that apply to their municipality, Airbnb property, and building;
- Experienced Team – Our professional team understands the requirements for Airbnb licensing in Vancouver. Each Airbnb licence application case is unique and will require our expertise to guide you through the tricky parts;
- Staying In The Lead – Licensing requirements continuously change and must be constantly monitored. MasterHost will stay up to date with any coming changes and assist our clients with Airbnb licence renewal.