Strata Lawyers Dissect Anti-Airbnb Laws

It’s widely accepted that holiday lets have a more profound effect on apartment blocks than stand-alone dwellings, for obvious reasons.

Late last year, the Privy Council in London ruled on a piece of overseas strata legislation that was basically a cut-and-paste of NSW strata law, section 139 (2), which says that by-laws can’t interfere with owners letting their units.

But what do the ‘legal eagles’ think…

Adrian Mueller of JS Mueller & Co says that rather than a by-law restricting the number of days a property could be let I would… “Advise the owners corporation to make a new by-law that would prohibit an owner or occupier of a lot using the lot … for unlawful short-term accommodation”.

To read the full Australian Financial Review (AFR) article click here  Strata Lawyers Dissect Anti-Airbnb Rules.