Money Our apartment buildings could very soon be invaded, thanks to Airbnb

09:06  17 may  2018
09:06  17 may  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Ours , on the other hand, could very soon be invaded . A new framework for regulating Airbnb and other short-stay accommodation platforms is apparently set to go before the NSW cabinet on Thursday.

Our apartment building looks "run down" from the outside but as you can see, our apartment home is well kept, clean and nicely decorated. Answers Airbnb messages real fast, always willing to help without invading our privacy.

The rise of Airbnb has taken properties off the long-term rental market, according to the University of Sydney.© Peter Braig The rise of Airbnb has taken properties off the long-term rental market, according to the University of Sydney.

At least with WestConnex, the NSW government acquired homes. Ours, on the other hand, could very soon be invaded.

A new framework for regulating Airbnb and other short-stay accommodation platforms is apparently set to go before the NSW cabinet on Thursday.

On behalf of people who live in and own apartments, consider this our last minute plea for sensible, democratic reforms to short-term holiday letting. Apartment owners should have the right to decide on whether short-term stays are allowed in our buildings, which we pay to maintain.

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Our apartment building looks "run down" from the outside but as you can see, our apartment home is well kept, clean and nicely decorated. Answers Airbnb messages real fast, always willing to help without invading our privacy.

A charming apartment in a charming neighborhood! Thank you Alexandre for your hospitality. The apartment as 3 rooms listed on Airbnb , one bathroom, Kitchen and living room that the guests are free to use. The apartment is very insulated, as You can confirm by our past Guest's reviews.

Short-term tenants bring extra wear and tear on lifts, pools, gyms, and common laundries.  They are often on holidays and are more likely to have a good time on their balconies, turn up the music and have parties. The government can introduce whatever party measures it wants, but let’s face it, our homes are not a controlled precinct like Kings Cross where the government can regulate against fun.

When it comes to holiday letting, apartment owners who live with it, and pay for it, should be able to vote on whether we will wear those costs in return for extra rental potential.

In discussions with the NSW government, one minister told us that they supported our right to decide and we welcomed that. Another asked if we thought a code of conduct or measures to crackdown on party houses would work. We said it wasn't enough, and that piecemeal measures treated a symptom, not a problem.

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The apartment building will come with extra services to help you rent out your apartment on Airbnb for up to half the year. “This is something that philosophically matches with our long-term strategy,” Airbnb 's head of multi-family housing projects, Jaja Jackson, told the Financial Times .

It's all just steps from our 100 year old home. We've been Hosts since 2009, the year Airbnb began, so we I booked Michael and Yesica's apartment for my parents' first Airbnb experience and Yesica was very welcoming- my parents had a great stay! Thanks for looking, and we hope to see you soon !

I like self-regulation as much as the next business person, but those measures sound like something cooked up in Airbnb headquarters. Implementing their idea would be akin to getting a hangover relief strategy from Jim Beam.

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Our apartment 'a suite of 25 sqm. a few steps from Campo de Fiori, Ponte Sisto, Piazza Trilussa, Piazza Navona is situated in a building of Paolo is very helpful, I recommend you setup (Hidden by Airbnb ) on your phone so they can easily contact you and give you help to find the apartment .

This was our first Airbnb experience, and John seriously set the bar high. We could not have asked for a better experience, or for a better host. Thanks to Hollie and family for the smooth stay. There are a couple apartment buildings on the street and sometimes there are more people and children

We know that 70 per cent of newly approved dwellings in NSW are for apartments, but open slather on holiday letting will disincentivise apartment living.

And the University of Sydney’s Urban Housing Lab has found that short-term letting has already removed 6,000 entire properties from the long-term rental market throughout NSW. Short-term platforms put upward pressure on rents, and downward pressure on supply.

We know the government is considering an option to limit the number of days that you can “Airbnb” a property, but this causes new problems. There are already stories about people being forced to sign 11-month leases so that landlords can cash in on extra Airbnb rates at Christmas time. Limiting the number of days you can rent a place on Airbnb would encourage this further.

And we have no idea how such a limit would affect people who own beach houses in places like the Northern Beaches, or on the South Coast or Far North Coast, who have based their investments (and loans) on Airbnb revenue.

Labor, the Greens and independents have all flagged support for our argument. Now the government must do the right thing and give apartment owners the democratic right to decide if they want short-term holiday makers in their building. These are our strata communities - and it should be our choice.

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