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Short-term rental solution will be a challenge: Kawartha Lakes mayor

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City still navigating short term rentals

The City of Kawartha Lakes is still trying to navigate short term rentals. MyKawartha.com reported, "Mayor Letham said it’s a problem with a small percentage of people in the municipality, but it affects many. He said it comes down to finding a way to deal with a few who cause problems and a large number of people who rent their properties responsibly." We know this decision will affect many and we will keep you updated on this subject. 

Short-term rental solution will be a challenge: Kawartha Lakes mayor

Trying to find a compromise between those who rent and those not happy with the rental industry in Kawartha Lakes is going to be a challenge, Mayor Letham said Thursday. In addressing more than 50 people attending a public forum on the short-term rental situation in Kawartha Lakes, Mayor Letham said it’s a problem with a small percentage of people in the municipality, but it affects many. He said it comes down to finding a way to deal with a few who cause problems and a large number of people who rent their properties responsibly. “I can see that this is a challenge.” Thursday’s meeting, held at City Hall, heard from both sides. Some said they came to this area, many from the GTA, for peace and quiet. Others said that cottages have traditionally been gathering places for people looking for fun, and sometimes that can mean a little noise.

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