Short Term Rentals Supreme Court Decision

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Our friends at Lesperance Mendes recently published an article summarizing a court case that has implications for the many Strata Corporations that are trying to eliminate short-term rentals (licenses to occupy) in Residential Strata Lots.

You can find their article here.

In short, the BC Supreme Court found against a company whose claims was that their tenancy (and thus their right to sub-license a Strata Lot) pre-dated a bylaw prohibiting such actions, and that they should be grandfathered.  The Court found the opposite, which will undoubtedly further embolden the Strata Corporations who are drawing a hard line to try to eliminate short-term rentals within their communities.