Monday 25 June 2018
The Legislative Assembly passed my amendment to ensure that the government’s short term letting bill provides for a registration system to enforce laws and collect data.
Without a register, it will be impossible to monitor compliance with the planned 180 day limit that if passed would require a change of use or to confirm impacts on affordable housing.
While the bill also included a new right for owners’ corporations to ban commercial short term letting in their building, it expressly prohibits by-laws that limit short term letting when a lot is the host’s principal place. The government’s response fails to address the new and complex challenges of short term letting and excludes measures to deal with basic issues like insurance and fire safety.