13 APRIL 2021

The NSW government has decided to delay the introduction of new rules for Airbnb-style letting across the state by three months after an outcry from councils and online rental company Stayz.

The short-term letting rules were due to come into force on July 30, but the government has decided within the past 24 hours to delay their introduction to November 1.

But the non-profit Owners Corporation Network, which represents apartment owners, accused the government of capitulating to technology companies and stripping councils of planning powers. “The 180-day cap is excessively generous by world standards,” spokesperson Jane Hearn said.

Matt O’Sullivan
The Sydney Morning Herald

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