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It’s widely accepted that holiday lets have a more profound effect on apartment blocks than stand-alone dwellings, for obvious reasons. However, doing something about it to protect residents (the plan in NSW) or make it easier for Airbnb (the plan in Victoria) is another matter.
So we approached five eminent strata lawyers and set them this hypothetical: If a block had residential-only zoning, defined as leases of not less than 90 days, and an anti-short-term letting by-law was challenged, what would your advice be?