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Nov. 14, 2019 | Thursday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter to the editor: In support of on-site rental owners
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SUBMITTED BY WILLIAM COCHRANE SR., NOTL.
OPINION

Dear editor:

Re: “Town urged to crack down on short-term rentals,” The Lake Report, June 6:  

In support of the argument for the owner to be on site for short-term rentals in NOTL, I would add that an on-site owner would take pride of ownership and ensure the lawn and gardens are well-tended.

They also would make sure that household garbage is properly stored and put out for collection, and not be utilized as a buffet for night predators. Containers would not become wind-blown decorations on neighbours’ yards. 

A short-term rental is, at its heart, a commercial property and, as such, has no legitimate right to a location in a residential area unless it is a primary residence. 

The town must get its arms around this growing problem.

William Cochrane Sr.

NOTL

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