Ned Cutcher of the Tenants’ Union of NSW told the ABC“he believes a renter should be allowed to share their leased property on Airbnb…” Mr Cutcher hasn’t responded to our questions about his interpretation of the NSW Residential Tenancies Act, whether or not he or h...

At a 22 June meeting Byron Shire Council revoked its four-year moratorium on taking action against illegal holiday letting. Council may now launch legal action, including prosecutions in the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC). Our coalition community group in Byron,...

Hobart’s Green Councillor Philip Cocker wants to discourage the conversion of rentals to hotels and serviced apartments.  He also seeks registration and penalties for short-term letting landlords who don’t register. Meanwhile the NSW Greens have remained silent to our...

ABC consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge and the National Reporting Team’s Rebecca Armitage yesterday brought to us their work on the so-called sharing economy’s ‘dark side’ and Airbnb’s impact on Byron Bay Residents.  This second article has gone viral, with the s...

Trevor Atherton, Holiday Rental Industry Association (HRIA) testifies to the Victorian Parliament (Hansard short-term letting):  “…New South Wales, where it (STRs) is illegal”.  Also according to Atherton, one can’t come along after land has been zoned and change the t...

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