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Airbnb battle moves to Queensland … and Edinburgh

Airbnb battle moves to Queensland … and Edinburgh

The debate over the spread of short-term holiday lets and the restriction on it  – or lack of them – has quietened down a little in NSW  with the announcement of the new laws. But the battle rages on elsewhere. For instance, apartment owners in Queensland are getting agitated about the untrammelled spread of holiday […]

Shock of the new – is your block ready for electric cars?

Shock of the new – is your block ready for electric cars?

You’ve probably seen them in your car park; power points on the odd pillar or wall and a cable snaking off towards the bonnet of a car, where it’s attached to a trickle charger for the vehicle’s battery. Strictly speaking, these residents are stealing owners corporation electricity but the costs are negligible – barely worth […]

Roundup: The only independent lobby group for strata owners and residents

Roundup: The only independent lobby group for strata owners and residents

Every little niche of our society seems to have its own pressure group, lobbyists or even political party.  So why don’t we? After all, according to the stats in the new Strata Data report, we make up 15 per cent of the population in NSW. Well, in fact, we do have our own group.  It’s […]

Strata data: the facts of life for apartment dwellers

Strata data: the facts of life for apartment dwellers

Guess how many people live in apartments in Australia. Actually, you don’t need to – it’s just over 2.2 million and a smidge less than 10 percent of the whole population, according to data in a fascinating report from the City Futures department of UNSW. Dig a little deeper into the Australian National Strata Data […]

Just what we need – another crowd cashes in on the Airbnb boom

Just what we need – another crowd cashes in on the Airbnb boom

We received a press release last week from a UK-based company called Airsorted. They are promising to make it easier for you to let out – sorry, “share” – your apartment on Airbnb without ever having to actually meet the allegedly lovely people you are sharing it with. They say they are “the world’s only […]