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Landmark Supreme Court short-stay decision

A landmark Supreme Court decision has paved the way for short-stay accommodation across the state. Supreme Court Justice Peter Riordan last month ruled that the Watergate Owners’ Corporation (OC) did not have the power to make rules banning owners from leasing apartments to short-term visitors. The Docklands-based building has been involved in ongoing legal battles

Passing the buck on short-stay issue

By Shane Scanlan Residents seeking relief from sharing their apartment buildings with short-term tenants will be disappointed that Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett appears ready to divest herself of the problem. In the recently-released Consumer Property Acts Review Issues Paper No. 2, which includes a review of the Owners Corporations Act 2006, it is recommended

Short-stays head back to Supreme Court

The long-running dispute between inner-city residents and short-stay apartment operators took another twist last month with the Watergate owners’ corporation (OC) voting to take its grievance to the Supreme Court. The Docklands-based OC was on the losing end of a recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing which determined it had no power to

Don’t hold your breath on short-stays

By Shane Scanlan The State Government has been quick to put the short-stay apartment rental issue into the spotlight but, so far, has offered only a platform to talk about it. Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett last month announced a panel to look at the impact of short-stay accommodation in residential apartments and make recommendations

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