What is an STR (short-term rental)?

Commonly referred to as “Airbnb”, “home sharing”, or “vacation rental”, short-term rental refers to the commercial accommodation of guests in a private residence – a room, apartment, secondary suite, or house – on a temporary basis (31 days or less).

Are STRs legal in Nelson?

Yes, STRs are legal in Nelson. The City has developed new rules for short-term rentals in residential zones which came into effect in January 2017. Every business within the City of Nelson is required to hold a valid business licence.

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