A single family doesn't have a check-in, checkout time, doesn't have a cancellation policy, doesn't have rules as to how to change the towels," he said.
Lawyer says 2016 Ontario court decision 'a game changer' for condo owners looking to root out rentals
A real estate lawyer says Nova Scotia condo owners can use a 2016 Ontario court decision as a blueprint for how to get rid of unwanted short-term rentals in their building.
CBC News reported Tuesday about a conflict in the 88-unit Anchorage building in the King's Wharf development in Dartmouth.
The developer, Francis Fares, controls nearly 40 units in the building and rents some of them on short-term rental sites such as TripAdvisor and Airbnb. That's caused conflict with the condo board, which wants to stamp out the practice.
Neither Fares nor the condo board would comment on the case, which is in confidential arbitration.
Rodrigue Escayola, a real estate lawyer in Ottawa with Gowling WLG, represented a condo board that shut down short-term rentals in its building by relying on sections of the building's declaration that said units were only for the use of single families. He said the judge's decision was clear.
"A single family doesn't have a check-in, checkout time, doesn't have a cancellation policy, doesn't have rules as to how to change the towels," he said.