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Short-stay rental ban

New York has joined a growing list of cities to ban short-stay accommodation in residential buildings. Authorities there, and in other major global cities, have been motivated to close down short-stays because of their detrimental effect on rental affordability. Short-stay rentals are still allowed when the householder is present.  Hosts renting properties for less than

A big year for We Live Here

We Live Here recently celebrated its first birthday and what a year it has been! As readers of this column will know, the We Live Here movement arose from the long-running but ultimately unsuccessful case against short-stays involving Watergate Apartments in Docklands. Since its genesis at a very well attended launch in December 2015, We

Short-stays referred to committee

The State Opposition has delayed the second reading of the short-stay accommodation bill by successfully referring it to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. The second reading of the Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 will now not proceed before March 7 next year when the Environment and Planning Committee is due to report

Council supports residents on short-stays

Melbourne City Council has voted unanimously to support residents in the fight to regulate the short-stay industry. A motion to pressure the state government to support residents was put by Cr Cathy Oke at the June 7 meeting of the Future Melbourne Committee and was supported by all councillors present. The vote was taken after

Short-stays are here to stay

Owners’ corporations (OC) hoping to ban short-stay tenants from residential buildings have suffered a setback with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruling on June 29 that their ability to make rules is limited. In another test case centred on the Watergate building in Docklands, VCAT member Linda Rowland found that the OC did

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