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Discussion in 'Small Business' started by jsoe000, 2nd Oct, 2015.

  1. jsoe000

    jsoe000 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,
    To run a holiday house rental in low density residential area, do we need to apply for it at the council?
    E.g. A lot of houses on www.stayz.com.au are in different residential areas. It's pretty much like renting your house out, right?
    Thanks,
    jsoe000
     
  2. thatbum

    thatbum Well-Known Member

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    Its not like just renting your house out - its a different use under planning laws. You generally need planning approval from the local council, which may or may not be granted.

    How much have you looked into this?
     
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  3. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    That bum is right - some may be letting their houses illegally, and hoping they don't get caught, but you are supposed to have council approval for "temporary tourist accommodation" (or something like that - wording depends on the council)
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Check your LEP to confirm permissible uses.
     
  5. Vultures

    Vultures Well-Known Member

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    It's not at all like renting out a house. Go check the planning section on your council's website, they'll have all the info you need on permissible uses and zoning info, they may have an interactive map that lets you check if your house is in a zone that permits this kind of use. Then call the planning officer at your council to confirm/clear up any questions you may have.
    Our local council takes you to court (eventually) if they find out - and they will. It only takes one cranky neighbour.
     
  6. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    What state? Recent court cases in NSW concerning holiday lets in the Gosford LGA have changed a few things.
     
  7. Vultures

    Vultures Well-Known Member

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