I have listed a new property at 205 3900 MONCTON ST in Richmond.
STEVESTON VILLAGE PROPER! Rarely available, corner-unit 2 bd, 2 bth and den with storage and 2 parking spots is located in the boutique "Mukai". This one has it all: hardwood floors, plush bedroom carpeting, upgraded stainless steel appliances, built-in closet & more. Enjoy open concept living and dining leading to a balcony with a great view of the famous Steveston Tram & Park. Everything is at your doorstep: fresh coffee & pastries downstairs, transit, restaurants, pharmacies, medical offices, Fisherman’s Wharf, the boardwalk, groceries, Community Centre with library...Stroll to to nearby Garry Point Park and catch the sunset! Lord Byng Elementary, McMath Secondary are nearby too. This one won’t last! Call now to book your viewings on Nov 21/22 2-4pm. COVID protocols in place.
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I have listed a new property at 312 KEITH RD E in North Vancouver.
*Builder / Investor Alert* Located in a the desirable Keith-Lynn neighbourhood, nestled between Lolo (Lower Lonsdale) and Central Lonsdale, this month-to-month, tenanted home has gorgeous, southern views of the water and downtown from the top floor. Adjacent to the paved bike lane, the property is across the street from the bus stop, a few minutes walk to parks, the Lonsdale Quay, Seabus, restaurants and all the amenities Lonsdale has to offer. Ridgeway Elementary and Sutherland Secondary nearby. This approx. 7,000 sq. ft. lot (50' x 140') has strong value that can potentially be unlocked through redevelopment into a duplex with secondary suites or a triplex.
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I operate a licensed short term rental (STR) in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, in our primary residence. – My wife doesn’t like it that much as its an inconvenience but it’s a great way for us to help pay down property taxes, debt or otherwise.

Ever since the City of Vancouver created a program to license STRs in the city, as a result of thousands being listed on various rental sites like airbnb and vrbo, it has thrown stratas for a loop. Some Stratas have general rental restrictions and some don’t.  Some support short term rentals and others don’t.  Generally speaking, many stratas do not have specific bylaws that contemplate the issue.

And, as you learned from my last article, “It’s not for stratas to find municipal bylaw breaches,” where there is an absence of an express bylaw prohibiting short term rentals, they are permitted.

So, I voluntarily informed my strata that I was licensed to operate the STR and that I had guests....

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In my earlier article on short term rentals in British Columbia, I discussed the BC Supreme Court case Nanaimo (Regional District) v. Saccomani where the district was successful in getting a statutory injunction against a vacation home operator.  That case was referenced in a February 2019 Civil Resolution Tribunal decision between an owner and a strata located in Vancouver, Meloché v. The Owners, Strata Plan BC 478, 2019 BCCRT 230.

In this case, the self represented applicant alleged and sought, among other things, that: his strata was inconsistently enforcing the bylaws respecting short term rentals; two of the strata council members should be removed from the strata as they were short term rental operators; and, he wanted his legal costs for bringing the dispute.

The tribunal member, aka adjudicator, conducted analysis as to whether a strata bylaw had been breached as alleged by the applicant.  In analyzing this, the adjudicator noted that the Strata Property Act, “...

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