For one (anonymous) Docklands apartment owner quoted on The 7:30 Report earlier this year, having people knock on their door looking for a ‘massage’ might not have been what they expected might be their lot at the time of purchasing their apartment.

Nevertheless, headlines about hired out apartments being used for all-night parties and pop-up brothels mask a larger battle which is gathering pace between some apartment owners on one hand and the growing prevalence of short-stay accommodation within residential complexes on the other. In Victoria, the Supreme Court handed down a…