Is your home eligible to have a short-term rental?

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Look-up your situation

No, you can't rent the basement suite short-term because it's not your principal residence.

Instead, you can:

  • Rent the home long-term for periods of 30 days or more at a time, with a valid long-term rental business licence
  • Allow your long-term tenant to rent the home short-term with a valid short-term rental business licence because it's their principal residence

Apply for a long-term rental business licence

Yes, starting April 19, 2018, you can rent the bedroom or whole home short-term if:

  1. You have a valid short-term rental business licence
  2. Your strata bylaws allow short-term rentals, if your residence has a strata council

Read the business license requirements, then apply

Yes, starting April 19, 2018, you can rent the apartment unit short-term if:

  1. You have a valid short-term rental business licence
  2. Your landlord allows short-term rentals
  3. Your strata bylaws allow short-term rentals, if your residence has a strata council

Read the business license requirements, then apply

No, you can't rent the laneway house short-term because it's not your principal residence.

Instead, you can rent the home long-term for periods of 30 days or more at a time, with a valid long-term rental business licence.

Apply for a long-term rental business licence

Yes, starting April 19, 2018, you can rent the bedroom short-term if:

  1. You have a valid short-term rental business licence
  2. Your landlord allows short-term rentals, if you rent
  3. Your strata bylaws allow short-term rentals, if your residence has a strata council

Read the business license requirements, then apply

No, you can't rent the home short-term because it's not your principal residence.

Instead, you can rent the home long-term for periods of 30 days or more at a time, with a valid long-term rental business licence. Renting the home more than six months per year means you don't have to pay the Empty Homes Tax.

Apply for a long-term rental business licence

No, you can't rent the home short-term because it's not your principal residence.

Instead, you can allow your long-term tenant to rent the home short-term with a valid short-term rental business licence because it's their principal residence.