Residents, short-term rental operators ‘greatly concerned’ with Tiny Township’s new short-term rental licensing bylaw
Tiny Township recently approved a new licensing bylaw, which in conjunction with zoning bylaw amendments, will aim to regulate short-term rentals. – Airbnb photo
From Simcoe.com, September 13, 2022
By Andrew Mendler
It appears that no one is happy with Tiny Township’s new short-term rental licensing bylaw.
Both short-term rental operators and those who have been complaining about short-term rentals have a variety of concerns with the document that was approved by council Aug. 10.
“The way the bylaw is now, it is not going to be feasible for the vast majority of small-time family operators like me to continue to operate,” said Aiden Black-Allen, a Sarnia resident who owns a cottage in Tiny.
Black-Allen rents out her cottage five to six weeks a year in order to bring in some additional income, which her family has come to rely on. She said the restrictiveness and costs associated with the licensing program are going to make it difficult for her to continue.
“There is so much red tape,” she said. “I am greatly concerned about it.”
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