Airbnb

Roundup: Litigious lawyers, solar power and a ban on … guess who

Roundup: Litigious lawyers, solar power and a ban on … guess who

A few of our recent featured posts have stimulated a lot of discussion here on the Forum. My comments about how some landlords won’t rent to lawyers was borne out by a case study that you can read HERE – all about how a couple of legal eagle renters basically ignored the strata committee in […]

Roundup: Oldies rewarded but Byron gutted by Airbnb

Roundup: Oldies rewarded but Byron gutted by Airbnb

An odd coincidence this week had me back on radio again this week yacking about our old friends Airbnb. The first, in their continuing effort to convince politicians that they are really just a local hug-fest, they have snuggled up to Minister for Mental Health, Women and Ageing  (in that order) Tanya Davies and offered […]

It’s time to do something about Airbnb

It’s time to do something about Airbnb

Worried about what’s happening regarding the impending short-term holiday letting legislation? You should be. Right now, it sounds like the NSW government could be going down the Victorian route which is basically, forget your residential-only zoning, all apartment blocks will be open slather for holiday renters and you can chase the landlords AFTER the problems […]

Investors make more on Airbnb, says new report

Investors make more on Airbnb, says new report

  Property investors – especially in strata buildings – should switch to holiday rentals instead of long-term tenancies if they want to maximise their profits, says the founder of a company that manages Airbnb-style properties on behalf of landlords. This is huge news, if it’s true.  And you might reasonably assume this is the closest […]

‘Astroturf’ submissions flood holiday letting inquiry

‘Astroturf’ submissions flood holiday letting inquiry

Apologies first up to everyone who is sick of reading about short-term holiday letting  in this website.  If it’s any consolation, we’re sick of writing about it. However, the online holiday letting industry is ramping up its campaign to prevent the vast majority of owners in apartment blocks from being able to control short-term letting […]