The NSW govt and Airbnb

Discussion in 'Airbnb & Short Term Letting' started by Depreciator, 19th Jan, 2016.

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  1. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member Business Member

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    I just saw in the paper (Sydney Morning Herald) that the NSW government are going to announce today that they are going to embrace the 'collaborative economy' and 'develop a framework for its potential regulation'. So that's good news. It's not just about Airbnb, but Airbnb are one of the most prominent players in the 'collaborative economy'. It will take a while for anything to happen, but I suspect it may make councils relax and hold fire for a while. People with properties in strata buildings will still have issues because it's not just council they are battling.
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    I'd be worried. As soon as govt meddles in anything, they render it unusable
     
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    Last year the NSW gave the green light to Uber, which pleased everyone except the taxi industry. Local councils will be happy for some direction on Airbnb.
     
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    Huh?

    Look at the uber example above? If all they do is set the framework and provide clarity it will actually be a very good thing.
     
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    Exceptions to every rule but generally things are better when govt doesn't add bureaucracy, red tape, etc

    And not every state is supportive of uber I thought?
     
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    I am in no way asking for the death of hotels, but....
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    @Gockie good on you Linda.

    And I wouldnt be worrying about the Hotels. They dont worry about you.
     
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    yeah and the price of taxi cab license dropped. Taxis rates really overpriced in australia i reckon.
     
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    in the paper version it talks about moguls of airbnb in melbourne - one chinese guy bascially has 80 rooms (that's a bit insane) if you calculate 80 rooms at $100 that is $8000 X 15 days (50% occupancy) is still $120,000 per month gross.
     
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    As long as its legal and safe accommodation then good on him! I love it.