Airbnb regulation needs to distinguish between sharing and plain old commercial letting

  • Written by Laura Crommelin, Research Lecturer, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
Airbnb regulation needs to distinguish between sharing and plain old commercial lettingIt's not easy to tell, but about a quarter of Airbnb properties in Sydney are essentially commercial letting operations.paul/Flickr, CC BY

Airbnb and other short-term letting websites have been a hot topic of debate for some time. In New South Wales, it seems the state government is on the verge of announcing a new short-term letting policy. Our...

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