The AHLA has made recommendations to the Government of Alberta that seek to create a level playing field and ensure the safety and comfort of guests, hosts, and neighbours. 

View The AHLA’s Home-Sharing Position and Recommendations

 

 

Home-sharing platforms, such as Airbnb, appeal to a certain segment of travellers and to homeowners wanting to augment their income; however unregulated rentals and the home-sharing platforms that promote them have created unintended consequences for travellers and all Albertans.

Consider the following:

  • Safety concerns for guests, hosts, and neighbours due to a lack of regulation around fire prevention & supression systems and equipment, as well as a lack of monitoring for suspicious or criminal activity.
  • Health issues for guests, hosts, and neighbours due to the need for regular pest control programs, disinfection, and sanitation.
  • Nuisance caused by noise, garbage, and parking.
  • The loss of affordable housing, employment, and tax revenues. 

This week, AHLA President & CEO Dave Kaiser spoke to the Calgary HeraldEdmonton AM, Calgary EyeopeneriNews 770, and Alberta at Noon about the need for home-sharing regulation.  Radio-Canada Edmonton also covered the matter in their French language broadcast.

You can also check out Dave’s guest column in the Edmonton Journal – Opinion: There’s room for regulated home-sharing

Edmonton AM

Edmonton AM

CBC Eyeopener

Calgary Eyeopener

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iNews 770

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Radio-Canada Edmonton (French language)

Alberta at Noon

Alberta at Noon