Holiday Letting Maps and Guidelines

September 2nd, 2022

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Holiday Letting Maps and Guidelines

2022-09-02 03:49

As many of you know, the Byron Shire Council have been successful in lobbying the state government for an increase above the 180-day per annum restriction. LGAs in all of NSW are now able to restrict STHL (Short Term Holiday Letting) to a maximum of 180 days in one year. Byron Council is the only exemption and will soon be able to restrict HL booking to 90 days. You will be able to make a submission up until October 31st.

You will still be able to Holiday Let part of your house, or a studio, for 365 days if you are a resident on the property while you are hosting guests. The restriction is aimed at limiting the takeover of houses in high-demand areas to be converted to full-time HL businesses.

There are also cut-out areas that have a high acceptance of HL that will still be allowed to let for a full 365 days a year. You can view the maps and get more details here on the BSC website page.

Also worth a read is this fact sheet from NSW Fair Trading that provides guidelines on enforcement and penalties. The big HL platforms like Airbnb and Stayz have agreed to work with the state agencies to monitor the bookings so these restrictions are able to be enforced. More background info is in the blog.

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