Sydney teacher Peta Estens took the body corporate of her apartment building to a NSW tribunal when
she was told its bylaws didn't allow her to rent out her unit on Airbnb during her school holidays - and she
The landmark decision, the first time strata bylaws have been overturned in favour of Airbnb in NSW,
will have major repercussions for every apartment building that has tried to restrict shortterm lets. "I think it
stops people running apartments like their own fiefdoms and trying to prevent people doing what they
want with their own homes," says Ms Estens, 38, a former rower for Australia.