'Strict new laws' to control short-term rentals
Short-term rental accommodation hosts, guests, letting agents and online booking platforms are now subject to "strict new laws", with a mandatory Code of Conduct, according to Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch.
"The new Code of Conduct includes clear guidance and obligations for hosts and guests, centred on minimum standards of good behaviour.
"The popularity of short-term rentals on the Central Coast has skyrocketed this year thanks to Covid-19 border closures.
"While the short-term rental sector has gone from strength to strength, what has been missing is a clear set of rules to protect the rights of both hosts, guests and neighbours."
He said the new laws aimed to "protect local communities and ensure the minority of people who misuse short-term rentals are appropriately dealt with".
The Code of Conduct came into force on Friday, December 18.
Media release, 14 Dec 2020
Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal