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Miranda apartment owners fear their block will become ‘backpacker hostel’

Residents in a resort-style apartment complex at Miranda fear it will become “a backpacker hostel” if authorities...

Domain
Murray Trembath

Spain Cracked Down Big on Airbnb Last Week

If you have a vacation coming up in Barcelona (or Madrid, or Mallorca, or Valencia, or Andalusia...so, like, half of Spain) and you're staying in an Airbnb, listen up. In the past week, provinces across the country proposed new regulations on home shares and vacation rentals that may put a damper on your upcoming holiday. While the new regulations aren't officially laws ...

Conde Nast Traveller
Meredith Carey

Our apartment buildings could very soon be invaded, thanks to Airbnb

At least with WestConnex, the NSW government acquired homes. Ours, on the other hand, could very soon be invaded.

A new framework for regulating Airbnb and other short-stay accommodation platforms is apparently set to go before the NSW cabinet on Thursday.

On behalf of people who live in and own apartments, consider this our last minute plea for sensible, democratic reforms to short-term holiday letting. Apartment owners should have the right to decide on whether short-term stays are allowed in our buildings, which we pay to maintain.

Airbnb Crackdown

Channel 9
Chris O'Keefe

Sydney’s social sustainability plan to tackle isolation in high-rise

Measures to strengthen social connections of people living in apartments is part of a new plan to...

The Fifth Estate
Cameron Jewell

Room with a sue: Airbnb strata battles showing up in court

In one case, a condo owner argued he wasn't renting his bedroom out — he was licensing its use.

A photograph of about 15 pairs of...

CBC News
Jason Proctor

Cladding drops NSW property prices: Labor

Owners of NSW apartments with flammable cladding could experience a "whopping" drop in value of their property, the opposition warns.

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The Daily Telegraph
Dominica Sanda

Airbnb is 'gutting our community', says mayor of holiday hotspot Byron Bay

“Airbnb’s gutting our community,” he says. “From our point of view, it’s an illegal activity in a residential zone.”

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Sydney Morning Herald
Mark Dapin

Last-minute Airbnb cancellations trigger calls for more regulation

Three families were left stranded without accommodation during the Easter holidays after accommodation website ...

Australian Financial Review
Su-Lin Tan

Last-minute Airbnb cancellations trigger calls for more regulation

Three families were left stranded without accommodation during the Easter holidays after accommodation website ...

Australian Financial Review
Su-Lin Tan

Class action seeks $4.2b compensation over flammable cladding

A $4.2 billion class action on behalf of about 250,000 owners and residents of about 1400 apartments is being planned in Victoria as the first stage in a national campaign against construction companies to compensate for the costs of replacing combustible cladding.

Australian Financial Review
Duncan Hughes

Here’s How Vacation Rental Companies Like Airbnb Actually Affect Hawai‘i Locals

Search Airbnb or VRBO for a place to stay in Kailua and you’ll find dozens of vacation rental options from which to choose. From single rooms to entire estates, homes are available in every charming corner of Kailua on these sites, and the closer you get to the water, the denser the opportunities become.

Honolulu Magazine
Rachel Ross Bradley

Here’s How Vacation Rental Companies Like Airbnb Actually Affect Hawai‘i Locals

Search Airbnb or VRBO for a place to stay in Kailua and you’ll find dozens of vacation rental options from which to choose. From single rooms to entire estates, homes are available in every charming corner of Kailua on these sites, and the closer you get to the water, the denser the opportunities become.

Honolulu Magazine
Rachel Ross Bradley