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London, Ontario

When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace, we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in London. This list is not exhaustive, but it may give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll periodically update this information as more becomes available.

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The City of London requires hosts to obtain a business license with the municipality to engage in short-term rentals. Hosts are responsible for applying for a license. If you are a Host in London, you can apply for a short-term accommodation license. Once you submit your application, the city will review it. If your application is approved, a license number will be issued, which you’ll need to add to your listing.

If you have any questions, you can contact the licensing office directly by phone at 519-930-3515 or by email at Learn more about the Business Licensing By-law (schedule 21).

Principal Residency Requirements

Short-term rentals are allowed in your principal residence. If you are still determining whether you are eligible to operate a short-term rental, learn more about short-term accommodation licensing or contact business licensing at 519-930-3515.

Other contracts and rules

As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contracts) might also have specific details.

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