NSW Fair Trading introduces strict new rules, exclusion register for Airbnb and short-term rental accommodation

A new code of conduct for short-term rentals in New South Wales includes a “two strikes and you’re out” policy that could result in problematic hosts and guests being banned from holiday letting for five years. Key points: NSW Fair Trading will keep a register of problematic holiday rental hosts and guests If three complaints…

POANSW submission on the Proposed New Housing Diversity SEPP: Explanation of Intended Effect. September 2020

POANSW  endorses a regulatory system that encourages and supports all housing suppliers, both large and small, to meet the ongoing changes in demand for housing in NSW. But we are concerned that the Proposed Diversity SEPP, while conceptually a step in the right direction, will fail to encourage market supply to deliver ‘riskier’ diverse housing…

COVID-19 Tenancy Laws Update

The NSW Government is introducing an interim 60-day stop on landlords seeking to evict tenants due to rental arrears as a result of COVID-19, together with longer six month restrictions on rental arrears evictions for those financially disadvantaged by COVID-19. This is not law as yet ,merely principles for landlords and tenants to follow, but…