” I’ll Be Homeless for Christmas ” Uses airbnb to Highlight the Issue of Affordable Housing in Calgary

Mustard Seed campaign uses airbnb ads to raise awareness for homelessness From CBC News, December 20, 2014 ‘I’ll Be Homeless for Christmas’ lists spaces for rent where people actually sleep in Calgary. Travellers looking online for a short-term rental in Calgary over the holiday season may be offered a few cheap but less-than-appealing listings. For $20 […]

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airbnb Issues in Condos in Vancouver, Canada

Airbnb causing condo conflict in Vancouver: Lawyer says strata regulations, city bylaw enforcement haven’t caught up to new online reality From CBC New, November 17, 2014 Rodrigues was shocked and concerned when she discovered that several units in her East Vancouver condo building were being rented out through Airbnb.  “This is residential building, and this is […]

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airbnb Legal Considerations in Canada

Reasonable Doubt: Airbnb comes with legal obligations From Straight.com September 26, 2014 Airbnb intrigues me—as a traveller and as a lawyer. … If you’re hosting an Airbnb or thinking about it, you’ll have legal obligations depending on many factors. These factors include the city you live in, the type of accommodation you’re offering up, your […]

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airbnb Wants to Be Legal in Canada

Airbnb to establish Canadian office, hopes for ‘sensible laws’ from regulators From The Financial Post, September 3, 2014 Vacation lodging rental service Airbnb has seen 125% growth in guests staying in Canada over the last year, to some 19,000 listings across the country and more than one million bookings by Canadians, the San-Francisco-based company said Wednesday, and […]

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