NSW Government changes laws for Short-Term Rental Accommodation


The NSW Government bought in changes to laws which govern Short-Term Rental Accommodation late last year. Residential tenancy laws have been changed to clarify that short-term rental accommodation arrangements of 3 months or less are not covered by the residential tenancy laws.

On 18 December 2020, the new mandatory Code of Conduct and the accompanying Fair Trading Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) (No 2) Regulation 2020 commenced.

The Code creates new minimum standards of behaviour and requirements for all industry participants, including:

  • Booking platforms
  • Hosts
  • Guests
  • Letting agents
  • Facilitators.

the NSW Government will implement a Short-Term Rental Accommodation Register by Mid-2021. This register will require Short-Term Rental Hosts to register a premises once it becomes vacant online with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

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