Notice to citizens who want to rent their residence to tourists
Public consultation for the amendment of the regulation regarding tourist accommodation establishments
Considering the growing popularity of rentals, and collaborative online housing reservations (Airbnb, Home Away), the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, have recently announced a project amendment to the Regulation respecting tourist accommodation establishments.
This modernization of the Regulations is inspired by best practices elsewhere in the world.
• In Paris, any host offering their primary residence must register and post their registration number on their online ads and respect a maximum of 120 nights per year.
• The cities of San Francisco and Chicago also restrict collaborative hosting to the principal residence and require hosts to obtain a registration number.
• In Canada, Vancouver has recently authorized the short-term rental of the principal residence throughout the city provided that the host obtains a registration number from the City, which must then be posted on all digital platforms.
While varying in some respects, these new regulations mostly limit collaborative hosting to the leased offer of the principal residence and require, for the most part, a registration number.
The process of adopting the new regulation provides for a 45-day period during which concerned citizens and groups can submit their comments to the government.
Any interested person having comments on this draft regulation is requested to send them in writing, before the expiration of the 45-day period mentioned above, on July 27, 2019, to:
Mr. Marc Chamberland, advisor to business relations at the Ministère du Tourisme, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org/