Victoria Govt Investigates Airbnb Renting

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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People who rent their apartments on Airbnb for noisy parties will come under Victorian government scrutiny.

Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett has announced a seven-member independent panel will look at short-stay accommodation.

“Noisy parties can be more than a nuisance, they can cause real tensions in apartment blocks when residents and investors clash,” Ms Garrett said on Thursday.

“We understand that short-stay accommodation is an issue for some Melbourne apartment dwellers and the panel will look at how other cities cope, both around Australia and overseas.”

The panel will look at residents’ rights to quiet enjoyment of their homes, the rights of other owners to lease their properties as short-stay accommodation, and the impact on tourism and investment.

It will start work in March and hand a report to the minister by the end of May.

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