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3 in 4 Vancouver Airbnb units run by commercial hosts

By Amy Chen Three in four Airbnb units available in Vancouver are operated by commercial hosts, an analysis of the platform’s listings show. An analysis of 416 randomly extracted listings showed that 317 of them belonged to hosts who were

Prominent Vancouverites may be breaking the law running illegal Airbnb operations

A doctor, an engineer and a professor are among the prominent Vancouverites who appear to be breaking the law by running short term rentals on Airbnb. While short term rentals are illegal under Vancouver’s by-laws, lax enforcement has seen them grow

Non-resident buyers snap up Vancouver homes to run illegal Airbnb hotels despite tax

By Amy Chen Non-resident buyers are still snapping up homes in Vancouver to turn them into illegal short term rental hotels on Airbnb and other platforms despite the 15% foreign buyer tax imposed last year, an analysis of short term