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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Short Term Letting

Thursday 24 May 2018

The community message that short term letting must be properly regulated is reaching government members, with a retreat from a reported policy that would have allowed homes to be let out to visitors for half a year with no rights for apartment buildings to set their own rules.

Cities like New York, Paris and Berlin have had to introduce very strict regimes after short term lets started to squeeze residents out of their communities and the laissez-faire approach in Tasmania is causing a housing affordability crisis. Recent research  shows how short term letting impacts higher cost and tourist areas most, with longer term renters being pushed out: HERE

Vested interests are pushing against fair regulation so we must keep it up. Sign my petition for apartment communities to make their own decisions: HERE and for limits on short term letting: HERE