Forum: Developer turns block into Airbnb hotel

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What happens when a developer can’t sell all their apartments so then lists them on Airbnb?

Are they running an illegal short-term rental hotel?

And didn’t their sales people tell prospective buyers that Airbnbs wouldn’t be allowed in the block?  The fact that they hold one-third of the votes in the block means there is unlikely to be a by-law banning short-term rentals any time soon. That’s HERE.

Apart from that tricky one, it’s all updates and conclusions this week on the Forum, with some long-running discussions dominating this week’s input.

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Updated in the Forum

  • Paper-only AGM guarantees committee’s re-election.  That’s HERE.
  • AGM motion left off agenda. That’s HERE.
  • Final result in battle over barbecue area. That’s HERE.
  • Should hosts pay if Airbnb causes insurance premiums to be raised? That’s HERE.
  • How do you get elected as an office-bearer on your strata committee? That’s HERE.
  • Can owners take strata managers to NCAT over failure to perform? That’s HERE.

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    Jimmy-T
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      What happens when a developer can’t sell all their apartments so then lists them on Airbnb? Are they running an illegal short-term rental hotel? And d
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      Flame Tree (Qld)
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        I think these short-term letting agencies will crack down or ban some properties with numerous complaints against them. If you can’t take on the whole block perhaps shoot for the closest most problematic one nearest you as a first move, once it’s banned move on to the next one. It’s good coin for the owner though so I can see his interest to do it if he’s had trouble letting or selling them – which seems strange in this market.

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