Community Notices

Press Release - Ucluelet Enlists Host Compliance to Identify Illegal Vacation Rentals 

March 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

 

Ucluelet, BC¾ The District of Ucluelet has entered into an agreement with Host Compliance LLC to begin the process of regulating the short term rental market in Ucluelet.

Over the next few weeks, District staff will begin using Host Compliance to monitor short term rental advertisement channels, which will identify the locations of non-compliant short-term vacation rentals. The intent is to commence the enforcement process and help bring them into compliance with the District’s regulations to ensure a level playing field among lodging providers.

The District encourages those operating short term rentals to contact the District to ensure they are operating legally. In due process, all short term accommodations will be subject to inspection and enforcement to ensure they are conforming to active regulatory bylaws.

Although Council prefers an ambassadorial approach to the issue, shortly after that approach is exhausted, compliance notices will be issued and enforcement including fines and legal action will begin to escalate.

About Host Compliance

Host Compliance was launched in response to demand from local governments wanting to improve compliance with their short-term vacation rental bylaws and ensure a level playing field between different types of lodging providers. By working with Host Compliance, cities and counties are able to put in place enforceable regulatory short-term rental rules that simultaneously protects citizens' property rights and the rights of their neighbors. In addition, the company's services produce a dramatic reduction in noise, parking and trash complaints related to short-term renters, while at the same time improving municipal finances by ensuring that all short-term rental property owners get the proper licenses and permits and pay their fair share of local taxes.

For more information, contact:

John Towgood, Planner 1, District of Ucluelet – (250) 726.7744 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.