I run an Airbnb and received a request for someone to stay at the property for 5 months. My question is ... is there a

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I run an Airbnb and received a request for someone to stay at the property for 5 months. My question is ... is there a timeline when their stay falls under the landlord tenant act... or are they always a short term rental with Airbnb (no matter the length of the stay..)?
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I have not taken the booking because I am wondering about my above questions and the length of the airbnb booking...
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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If this is a vacation rental it is not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.

So if you can classify the rental as a vacation rental it should be OK.

But I suggest you call the landlord tenant board and confirm this, just in case.

http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/contact/

Does that help?

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Thanks Debra,
It is a vacation rental for the person renting it.. not sure if this counts as a yes.... Some of these people are booking for 1-6 months through Airbnb.How would I classify this as a rental location? Is it based on my analysis? Is there a classification that defines this?I don't see any reference in the SJTO.GOV.CA regarding the role they play with Airbnb's however not sure when SHORT term rolls into a timeline that the SJTO.GOV.CA would then have jurisdiction over.I will also follow your suggestions to call them to check some of this...Lorraine
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Debra, Expert

This is what the Act says:

Exemptions from Act

5 This Act does not apply with respect to,

(a) living accommodation intended to be provided to the travelling or vacationing public or occupied for a seasonal or temporary period in a hotel, motel or motor hotel, resort, lodge, tourist camp, cottage or cabin establishment, inn, campground, trailer park, tourist home, bed and breakfast vacation establishment or vacation home;

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Hello Debra
Thanks for this information and your timely answer... I know how to proceed.
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I had also asked another question indicating the following - but JUSTANSWER thought it was related to this question. I asked...I am interested in BEGINNING TO run a short term rental business at a property in the Toronto and one in the Hamilton area. Is there a way to structure a lease agreement so the person renting the property leaves on the end date? I understand that the Landlord Tenant Act allows a tenant to continue on a month to month lease after the terms of the lease have expired. If I am running a short term rental business for furnished properties, I am wondering how to ensure that the person there leaves at the end of the short term rental period. Is there any specific way I should structure this to optimize this? Are there short term leases in Ontario? I guess based on the previous info you provided me... how do I structure the contract of document? Many people are wanting to rent for shorter terms and avoid the fees associated with Airbnb and VRBO applications...
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Debra, Expert

This should be started on another post.

Can you please rate this post now and then start a new post. It's not the same question.

Thanks!

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Hi Debra, I tried this twice ... the first time I was told this is a repeat post... the second time when I explained ...it was not a repeat post, I did not receive an answer...
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How do I proceed with this query??
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Debra, Expert

I don't think anyone will say it is a duplicate if you just change some of the words.

You can say looking for help with lease.

Then post the question.

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