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Short-term rental shake up

By ALLISON HORE A mandatory Code of Conduct for the short-term rental industry will come into force across NSW in December in an effort to reduce the impact of troublesome guests on neighbours. The Code of Conduct, put together by the NSW Government department of Fair Trading, will apply not just to just commercial ventures […]

Short term rentals over-stay welcome

By Laura Neill “I thought of a way to make a few bucks…” started the email from San Francisco college student and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to his roommate Brian Chesky. The idea was simple: throw a few mattresses on the floor of their flat during the Design Conference, and charge $80 per head. Just […]

Putting Enmore’s last BNB to bed

By Lanie Tindale When guests venture through the gold gate and path leading to TARA Guest House, they are greeted at the front door by Oscar the border collie, who clambers at the window, eager for pats and cuddles from his new friend. Lately there haven’t been many visitors to Enmore’s last bed and breakfast. […]

Councils roll out the red carpet (and some red tape) for AirBNB

BY ANDREW BARCLAY   Sydney Councils are moving to embrace the sharing economy around short-term accommodation sites such as AirBNB. Government and the law has been slow to catch up to the lightening pace of innovation of the sharing economy. Australia was the second largest market for AirBnB behind the United States in 2012 when the […]