The NSW Government is implementing a new regulatory framework for the short-term rental accommodation industry.
It includes changes to planning laws and a mandatory code of conduct. It also considers the introduction of an industry-led register of short-term rental accommodation properties.
The Department of Customer Service and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment are seeking feedback on the:
- draft ‘Code of Conduct for the Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry’ (the Code) that will apply to hosts, guests, online booking platforms and letting agents
- draft Fair Trading Amendment (Code of Conduct for Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry) Regulation 2019 that will support the Code’s implementation
- proposed introduction of an industry-led short-term rental accommodation property register
- draft planning instruments, which will allow residential premises to be used for short-term rental accommodation under certain conditions and provide a state-wide definition of short-term rental accommodation