The WA government is currently holding an inquiry into short-term holiday letting.
BnbGuard has shared with us their submission, which sets out the current global best practice when it comes to short term letting.
Their suggestions include:
? Compulsory licensing for fine-grained control and immediate response
? Tight rules for investor short term lets
? Make Professional short term lets follow the same safety rules as other commercial tourist accommodation
? Flexibility for local communities to experiment and respond quickly to local problems
? Independent enforcement targeting availability instead of booking days
? The key for any STL policy is to separate the two STL industries: the Professionals vs the Mums & Dads – to allow for smart regulation of both.
For more on BnbGuard, check out our podcast episode with Reuben Schwarz – episode 140.