As a Sinistar host, you must comply with laws, rules, regulations and tax obligations that apply to you. It’s your responsibility to inform yourself and stay up to date.
Remember: the rules may change and new obligations may come into effect at any time.
Sinistar cannot be held responsible if you fail to fulfill your obligations—including those you may not have been aware of.
To help you in your research, here are some avenues to explore.
It may have regulations in place that limit or regulate temporary rentals. Ask the registry or urban planning department to find out.
Your municipality's zoning by-law may prohibit temporary rentals in your area. Or you may need to obtain a permit to be allowed to do so. Usually this involves a fee.
If you own a condo (divided co-ownership), check your co-ownership agreement to see if temporary rental is permitted in the building. Even if there are no restrictions, you have to provide the names of the tenants to your condo association.
If you’re a tenant, you may have to take steps to sublet your accommodation. Visit the website of the Tribunal administratif du logement to learn more.
Before renting your temporary accommodation, inform your insurer. Otherwise, it may refuse to compensate you for any damage or loss.
To account for your temporary rental activity, your insurer may increase your home insurance premium. It could also change your coverage.
Remember to declare your rental income when you file your tax return. It is added to your other income and is taxable.