Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Canada, has approved regulations for short-term rentals and are giving residents until Sept. 1 to adjust. Dozens of people spoke on the proposed changes to rules around short-term rentals of 28 days or less at a public hearing before Halifax regional council on Feb. 21. Under the new rules, owners will be required to live in their rental property if they are in a residential zone. Those in mixed use or commercial zones anywhere in Halifax don't carry that requirement, but all will have to register with the municipality. Although council voted in December to delay any decision to April, they later revoked that direction and agreed to move ahead with a public hearing and a vote on the changes.
CBC News (Canada) (02/22/23) Haley Ryan