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Monthly news roundup – August 2018

This month in short-term rental news – lots of hosts are tenants, Airbnb declares war on New York, Victoria and NSW pass bad laws and Mornington Peninsula passes some good ones. Here’s the lowdown:...

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Monthly news roundup – July 2018

It’s been another busy month in short-term rentals in Australia and around the world. Here are the highlights. Tragic death in Melbourne short-term rental. I was in EQ tower not long ago and it was...

Is Australia risking over-tourism? 0

Is Australia risking over-tourism?

Great article on how Australia is risking overtourism with its growth-centric approach. Govts like more tourism because it means more revenue. But there’s a threshold that a community will support. Tourists for them are a necessary...

Airbnb and the law of unintended consequences 0

Airbnb and the law of unintended consequences

Here’s a good summary of the unintended consequences of Airbnb and other STR platforms from The Atlantic. Key points: 1. The tourism boom means hotels haven’t really been hit yet, but when that ends…...

Airbnb makes push with real estate agents in anti-regulation fight 0

Airbnb makes push with real estate agents in anti-regulation fight

Here’s a good Wired article about Airbnb trying to work with Real Estate agents in Paris to get around regulations. Seems like everyone wins when Airbnb works with Real estate agents to let tenants...

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Airbnb lobby activates in Queensland

Airbnb is organising their lobby in Queensland to get state-wide rules similar to NSW’s. Local control is bad for their business but better for local communities. State-wide laws that take away local councils ability...

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Monthly news roundup – June 2018

It’s been a busy month for short-term rental news in Australia and around the world. Here’s what you need to know. The details: NSW announces STR policy The policy will become law soon and...

Airbnb, Homeaway fight Santa Monica rules 0

Airbnb, Homeaway fight Santa Monica rules

Here’s an example of some tough short-term rental rules. Santa Monica forces Airbnb and Homeaway to verify hosts are registered with the city. Seems sensible? Not to Airbnb and Homeaway. They took the city...

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