People who own seconds homes in Vancouver are suffering under the new empty home tax:
The Unfair Vancouver Vacant Homes Tax Coalition describes its purpose in the name. The group is calling on the city to do something as the Feb. 2 deadline for the empty home tax declaration approaches.
Rainer Borkenhagen says the group is made of members that are mostly retired and live across the country, but still own homes in Vancouver.
Borkenhagen himself lives in Gibsons, but owns a condo in Vancouver.
He said he tried to rent his condo once, but it turned out it was more practical to keep it and use it whenever his family needed it.
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