Short Term Rental Survey

Purpose

The City of Nanaimo is currently reviewing its Zoning and Business License regulations as they relate to short term rentals and bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation. This work is a direct recommendation of the Affordable Housing Strategy (AHS).  

The intention of the project is to:

  • Ensure short-term rental accommodations do not impact the long-term rental housing supply in a negative way. 
  • Ensure short-term rental accommodations are good neighbours.
  • Ensure equity among short-term accommodation providers

The review will determine if bylaw changes are required to address short term rentals in Nanaimo and if required to make recommendations to Council for bylaw changes.

Background

Short term rental refers to the short term (less than 30 days) rental of an entire residential dwelling, suite or room located on a residentially zoned property.

A bed and breakfast refers only to the rental of a room or room(s) within a single detached home occupied by the owner.  The City currently permits bed and breakfasts in all zones but does not permit entire home rentals in any zones that do not allow for a hotel. 

For more information, please visit our Short Term Rentals and Bed and Breakfasts in Nanaimo project page.

Introduction

This survey is to be completed by residents and property owners within the City of Nanaimo.  The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Participating in the survey is entirely voluntary.  You are welcome to skip any question you are unable to or do not wish to answer.   All responses will be summarized with others and no personal information will be collected or disclosed.

Section A: Introductory Questions

1. Do you currently live or own property in the City of Nanaimo?

2. Do you own or rent where you currently live?

3. Have you experienced difficultly finding rental accommodation?

This will help us identify neighbourhoods with short term rental issues.

5. Do you own a residential property(s) that is not your primary residence within the City of Nanaimo?

Please list all postal codes, separated by commas.

Section B: Short Term Rental Experience

6. Are you aware of any short term rental housing in your neighbourhood?

7. Have your experienced any noise or disturbances in your neighbourhood directly related to a short term rental property?

8. Do you believe short term rentals impact the availability of rental housing in Nanaimo?

9. Overall, what impact do you expect short term rental housing will have/has on your neighbourhood?

Section C: Short Term Rental Bylaw Preferences

10. Short term rentals should require (check all that apply):

If you prefer short term rentals to require additional parking, how many should they add?

11. Should short term rentals be permitted in a secondary suite?

12. Should short term rentals be permitted in an entire home?

If an entire home is permitted, should there be a limit to the number of days the home may be rented as a short term rental?

13. Should short term rentals be limited to the primary residence, where the owner is still residing on the property?

14. Should short term rentals be permitted in apartments, condominiums and townhouses?

15. Should short term rentals be permitted in all residential zones?

16. Should short term rentals be permitted in commercial zones?

Collection and use of your personal information
Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
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Collection and use of your personal information
Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
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