Vancouver company offers Empty Homes Tax workaround

Posted by Michael La Prairie on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 2:14pm.

A Vancouver company is trying to grow its business by offering a unique workaround for homeowners who don’t want to pay the city's Empty Homes Tax on their unoccupied properties.

Asheya Accommodations says it will enter into long-term tenancy agreements with the owners of vacant properties then sublet the homes to renters.

Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

"Depending on the property, we'll either sublet it to another tenant who's going to actually occupy it," said owner and operator Asheya Kassner. "If it's a larger property with multiple rooms, we might provide individual furnished rooms for people who are looking at more of a collective housing or shared housing—more affordable option."

Continue reading Vancouver company offers Empty Homes Tax workaround at CTV News Vancouver 

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