Short term rentals on the sunshine coast
Complete the Short Term Rental Questionnaire!
There is growing concern regarding the possible impacts of Short Term Rentals (STR), notably noise and reducing neighbourhood/community feel. Recently concerns have been raised in many jurisdictions that STRs reduce the supply of affordable rental housing. However there are positive impacts such as increasing the supply of tourist accommodation and assisting property owners to earn income to offset housing costs.
There is no single source of information with respect to how many STRs are currently active or specific data regarding the actual benefits and impacts are in our communities. With more specific information gathered, an informed conversation can take place about what next steps may be needed to support STRs as well as address or protect from community impacts.
Over the summer, the SCRD will be undertaking community engagement that includes a workbook with a questionnaire, public meetings and discussions with key organizations and community groups. Feedback will be collected until August 15. This will assist the SCRD to develop regulations which will be the subject of additional community engagement in the fall.
Thank you for sharing your views about short term rentals on the Sunshine Coast.
The workbook contains facts and information on STRs and should be read before answering the questionnaire. A copy of the workbook can be found here.
The questionnaire can be found here. Hard copies of the questionnaire can be obtained by contacting David Rafael, Senior Planner at 604-885-6804 extension 4 or by emailing email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding STRs can be found here.
Staff will update the frequently asked question page as comments are received.
Staff reports on STRs can be found here: