May 2, 2016
A landmark case on the right of tenants to offer rooms to paying guests on Airbnb will be heard by the Supreme Court of Victoria later this month. The case pits two tenants in an art deco style apartment building on Fitzroy Street, in the fashionable Melbourne suburb of St Kilda against their landlord, who wants to evict them. The landlord, Catherine Swan, has lodged an application in the Supreme Court, seeking leave to appeal an earlier decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal that went against her.