Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tag Archives: short term letting

Get smart about short-term letting or risk “disastrous impact”, warns accom chief

Regulation of Sydney’s commercial short-term accommodation sector doesn’t have to be difficult, says Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO Carol Giuseppi. It is basically all about common-sense. You can have genuine home sharing, and you can also have balanced regulation which protects the rights of everyone else. Luckily, the State Government has before it the examples of international cities where action has been taken to regulate companies like Airbnb, protecting housing availability and affordability in those cities (not to mention hotel investment and jobs), while also protecting the rights of actual home sharers.

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New York bans commercial short-term letting, will Australia follow suit?

New York’s ban on commercial short term lettings – and the advertising of non-conforming short terms stays – should provide a model for Australian jurisdictions according to Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). On Friday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo introduced laws that outlawed both the letting and advertising of full apartments or houses for fewer than 30 days unless the owner/resident was …

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