Party house closed
The party is over for a short-term rental home in Vernon.
The house, which has generated numerous complaints, has been closed, the city of Vernon confirms.
In July 2021, the municipality took legal action through a legal ban on the ‘party house’.
According to the city, the owners did not live on the property and guests caused significant problems for local residents.
Since 2019, the ordinance has attended more than 50 complaints to the property and written more than 25 violations, the city said in July 2021.
An amicable settlement has now been reached between the city and the property owners.
The consent warrant was registered with the Supreme Court of British Columbia on June 10 and details the settlement, which prohibits the defendants from operating a short-term rental in the city.
The defendants were also ordered to pay the city $15,000 in damages and costs.
The location of the house has not been disclosed.
The municipality is currently seeking public input on short-term rent regulation in order to develop policy on this.
Rentals of the Airbnb and Vrbo type have grown exponentially in recent years.
Landlords see them as a way to make money without the hassle sometimes associated with long-term renters, but neighbors often complain about noise and parking.