April 25, 2017

Upmarket and inner-city apartment owners in Melbourne want the power to control how long units in their buildings are occupied by short-stay guests using services such as Airbnb. High-rise residents have made their concerns felt at a Victorian inquiry into short-stay operators as state Parliament considers new legislation to manage the fast-growing accommodation sector. Under the new law, still before Parliament, the state’s planning tribunal can ban landlords from letting their apartments for short stays if they are repeatedly used for wild parties or activities that disrupt others…

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