Residential Housing is for the housing of Residents

Property Owners and Tenants choose to live in Residential Dwellings and Residential Areas.

 A NSW Parliamentary Hearing Committee has recommended that 

despite having purchased or rented a home or an apartment, 

we should all now live in unregulated quasi-Hotels/Transit Zones.

Drunken parties, security and safety risks, higher levies/taxes/insurance premiums etc.

And Tenants and First Home Buyers must forever compete with Investors

for a foothold in the housing market and a place to call home.

The Law in NSW is about to change. 

MPs profitting from Short-Term Letting want to see this "Illegal Use of Premises" legalised.

NO RETROSPECTIVE CHANGES

TO RESIDENTIAL ZONING!

1.  PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION CLICK HERE

AND READ OUR SUBMISSIONS:

RESPONSE TO THE NSW PARLIAMENT'S 'OPTIONS PAPER' - CLICK HERE

NSW FAIR TRADING (SHORT-TERM HOLIDAY RENTAL AMENDMENT) BILL CLICK HERE

UPDATE REPORT - JANUARY 2019 - CLICK HERE

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2. Write to Premier Berejiklian and Ministers Stokes and Anderson:

Short-Term Letting Has No Place In Our Homes

Premier Gladys Berajiklian - (Click here to Email)

Planning Minister Rob Stokes - (Click to Email)

Innovation and Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson -  (Click to Email)

City of Sydney Residents - please also write to Alex Greenwich - (Click to Email)

How many NSW State MPs are involved in short-term letting?
Which MPs were referred to the ICAC over undisclosed properties and income?

Australia is the most penetrated market in the world.  (Airbnb’s Sam McDonagh)

"The financial cost of the increased wear and tear is borne by all owners.  One Sydney building commissioned reports on the impacts, and tracked the annual savings after removing all short-term lets (205 of 384 apartments at the peak).  The building saved $1.3m over 3 years, while reducing levies 5% per year in each of those 3 years. Few strata owners realise that all owners are jointly and severally liable for costs incurred.  

What if your building insurance does not cover a claim if a short stay guest is injured or worse?"

"Zoning Laws are only as good as the enforcement behind them.  If you don't enforce, what's the good of having them on the books?

It comes down to trust in Public Officials to enforce the laws...because if they won't enforce, they might as well not be there."

Jay Brinkmann, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Education at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

© 2016 by NEIGBOURS NOT STRANGERS:  Residential Housing is for Housing Residents - Homes Not Hotels - Communities Not Transit Zones - People Before Profits

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