How Australia handles airbnb, Stayz in a housing crisis

As more Australians find it more difficult to get housing and the costs of goods and services skyrocket, local and state governments have turned their significant legislative weaponry on short-stay accommodation providers. Some municipalities have increased rates for properties listed on platforms such as airbnb and Stayz, while state governments have capped the number of … Read more

Hobart City Council passes amendment to limit number of new whole houses used as short-stay accommodation

The number of short-stay properties allowed in the Hobart area will be limited under a motion passed by the Hobart City Council to stop any new permits for whole-house short-stay development in residential areas. Key points: The Hobart City Council has passed the first stage of a ban on new whole-home, short-stay accommodation in the … Read more