I'm still doing my research as we speak, so correct me if anyone has more or better information than I have right now.
Montreal legalized AirBnb this past December. I have a triplex in the plateau area of Montreal. For those who don't know that area, it's very close to downtown. Let's say a 5-10 minute drive will get you there. One of the tenants will be leaving July 1st, so I figured this will be the perfect time to give AirBnB a try.
Figured now that it's legalized, I will do it right, and see what is required. Read on a news article that a permit is required. Called every department I could reach for my sector, most didn't know or couldn't help. Finally found and got a response from the permit department that is responsible. He basically said that only those with a certain zoning code is allowed. And the only code is H-7. He sent me the map, zoomed into my block to see my code. It was not H-7. So I looked at quite a few blocks to check out their code. From what I can see, the only ones that has the chance is if their building was situated on most of the Main Streets.
That's BS! Might as well not have legalized it right? Guess the only ones allowed are if they are already on a busy louder street.
Any other province or State going through the same situation? What are my options? Still do it and hope for the best?
Newspaper articles said there use to be 2 inspectors, and since they legalized it, they now have 19.
Very discouraging. Tips would be appreciated!