Highlands East is looking for your thoughts on short-term rentals. The municipality has put together a draft questionnaire.

“Short-term rental” or “short-term accommodation” typically describes places that are rented out for lengths of time such as less than 30 days for monetary gain. That can take a few different forms, such as someone who rents their place out while they are on vacation, to owners who rent on a continually rotating basis.

While traditional Bed and Breakfasts are recognized through the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw 2005-29, they’re characterized by the caretaker being on-site, and limited to three guest rooms.

Council is asking residents to give their feedback on whether or not some form of regulation on short-term rentals is needed. You can take a look at the draft questionnaire at the municipality’s website and suggest questions you think should be added to it.

Input can be sent to Robyn Rogers up to 4:30pm on April 30th. You can email it to rrogers@highlandseast.ca or mail it to:

Robyn Rogers, Clerk
Box 295 Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0

The municipality says the final questionnaire will be presented to the public either in the late spring or early summer.