CALGARY (CityNews) – A property management company that helps people prepare their homes for short-term rentals said it supports proposed changes to bylaws around Airbnb and other similar programs.
The City is looking at making owners get a business license and register their units, having more stringent health and safety checks, and paying a three per cent occupancy levy, similar to what hotels already pay.
Svet Pargov, CEO of S & T Properties said he sees no issues with the ideas being proposed.
“We felt like they were very reasonable, they would allow for proper safety and regulation checks, while still enabling this business to exist. So, we’re very agreeable to the recommendations that were set forth by the experts that presented to council,” said Pargov.
He adds more Calgarians are turning to short-term rental models because they’re finding it difficult to find long-term tenants.