New Survey Will Help Inform Short Term Rental Regulations
Kimberley, B.C. - The City of Kimberley is launching a new survey to collect data on the short term rental situation in the City. Seeking input from both residents and short term rental operators, findings will be used to help shape updates to short term rental regulations. The survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/KimberleySTRSurvey, and will be open until June 14, 2021.
Short term rentals are a key part of Kimberley’s robust tourism economy. Recent growth in the number short term rental operators in single or two-family homes, townhomes, or apartment units have amplified the need to update policies around these types of tourist accommodation. The aim of the updated regulations is to ensure operators are providing safe stays for tourists and to ensure impacts to neighbours and to the housing supply are minimized.
Troy Pollock, Manager of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Kimberley feels this study will be instrumental in shaping the short and long term effects of short term accommodations in our City; “Some municipalities in British Columbia have put a complete ban on short term rentals and others allow them unconditionally. Most, including Kimberley, are striving to find a balance between these extremes to best realize the benefits while managing risks. Before drafting new short term rental regulations, we need to ensure we understand the perspectives and concerns of Kimberley’s residents and short term rental operators. By completing this survey, you will be helping to shape our short term rental policy direction.”
Please complete the survey today to have your say on future regulations of short term rental accommodations in Kimberley.
For more information, contact Troy Pollock, Manager of Planning and Sustainability ay 250-427-9664 or email TPollock@kimberley.ca.