PGRCMP urges caution to those with short-term rentals

Prince George

2024-02-29 09:07 PST

As the legislation around short-term rentals in B.C. is set to change this spring, Prince George RCMP is urging those who will continue to have short-term rentals to exercise caution when accepting clients.

We have had instances over the last six to eight months where landlords with short term rentals have found their clients to be involved in criminal gang activity. It becomes difficult for the landlord to evict these types of clients off the property once they are already in the home and either stay past their contract date or are found to be in violation of the rental terms. The resolution usually requires police involvement at that point, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Some things to keep in mind when accepting a short-term rental agreement are:

More information on B.C.’s upcoming short-term rental accommodations legislation can be found at this link: Overview: B.C.'s short-term rental accommodations legislation - Province of British Columbia (

Did you know that Prince George RCMP has Online Crime Reporting? The Online Crime Reporting tool is available to report crimes that meet certain criteria.

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Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300


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