New STRA Laws Means Reviewing Your By-laws!

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Deadline for New Rules for NSW STRA 

Here we explain the new rules!

The NSW government has issued a reminder that new short-term rental accommodation (STRA) rules will come into effect on 1 November 2021 coinciding with the return of regional travel across NSW.

These new STRA registration requirements follow the introduction of a mandatory code of conduct governing STRA rentals late last year.

And… most likely these new rules will also require your STRA by-laws to be reviewed!

What is the New Rule?

If you wish to rent a property as a STRA host, it is mandatory to register the property and pay the registration fee via the NSW Planning Portal by 1 November 2021.

What is the Deadline?

The deadline is Monday 1 November 2021.

What is the Cost?

STRA hosts are required to pay a registration fee of $65.00 for the first 12 months and an annual renewal fee of $25.00.

Who Does STRA Registration Apply to?

The STRA registration applies to owners of any residential accommodation who wish to rent their property out for short term rentals.

Do I Need to Provide additional Documentation to Register?

Yes, if the property is not owned by you, you must provide proof of consent from the property owner.

You must also verify that the property is in compliance with the fire safety standards as defined in the STRA policy here.*

*Please note: Given the recent lockdown orders, a grace period has been applied in relation to providing the fire safety standards.

STRA hosts will be able to register their short-term rental as required but delay the fire and safety requirement until 1 March 2022, giving STRA hosts an additional 4 months to adhere with the policy.

Where do I Register my STRA Property?

Your STRA property is to be registered here on the on the NSW Panning Registration Portal.

Do I Need to Update my Short-term Rental Accommodation By-laws?

Most likely, if you live in a strata property the STRA by-laws may need to be reviewed. For advice you may contact our experienced and knowledgeable STRA team here.

Where do I Find More Information on the New STRA Rules?

For more information on the new STRA rules visit NSW Planning STRA Portal here.

For all NSW strata legal advice including by-laws, building defects and levy collections contact us here or call 02 9562 1266, we’re happy to assist.


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