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Ban on Airbnb rentals in apartment struck down by tribunal

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 won. 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.