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City launches short-term rentals survey

POWELL RIVER, B.C.- The City of Powell River wants to hear your thoughts on short-term rentals.

A short-term rental (SRT) is a home, or room in a home, that is rented out for less than 28 days at a time, e.g. daily, by weekend, weekly or on a bi-weekly basis to visitors who return to a primary residence once their stay is done.

Prime examples of this service include online platforms Airbnb and VRBO.

SRTs do not include licensed B&Bs (Bed and Breakfast) or Pensions.

The city has launched an online survey to hear what you have to think about these rentals as they relate to Powell River, and what issues they may cause to the city and residents.

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Background briefs have been provided through Powell River’s website. The city asks that anyone who takes the survey read the briefs to view examples on how short-term rentals have affected communities like Tofino, Cumberland and Nelson.

The survey can be found through this link.

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