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Short and Long Term Letting Restrictions Explained
Article contributed by Jason Carlson, Partner – Grace Lawyers

Since the rise of AirBnB, many communities have felt the deleterious effects of short term letting. Conversely, a lesser publicised but equally important issue has stayed in the industry for longer: buildings developed for short term accommodation having to contend with long term tenants.

Bodies corporate are frequently told that they cannot restrict how long a person resides in a lot, so it is not an issue that should concern a body corporate beyond making and enforcing by-laws to regulate what people do when in residence. In other words, the body corporate should only be concerned with the behaviour of residents and guests once they are there, rather than trying to stop them from coming in the first place.

If short and long term occupation of lots in a residential building are not incompatible, why do planning authorities specifically zone parts of a local government area for these different types of use?

This article will explore this controversial and often misunderstood area of strata law and discuss what bodies corporate can and can’t do.

Large Market Electricity Tendering
Article contributed by Solomon Freer, Senior Energy Analyst - Strata Energy Services

Unlike Small Market energy pricing, where tariffs are controlled by industry regulators and consumer pricing is capped, Large Market energy pricing is only partially regulated, and buyers need to be aware of what they are buying. What does that mean to me? Is my energy account Large or Small? What can I negotiate? What costs are fixed?

Read on for the answers to these questions and more. 

Maintenance Obligations
Article contributed by Todd Garsden, Special Counsel
Mahoneys Lawyers

Committee Member Payments and Reimbursements

What’s the Difference?
Article contributed by Archers the Strata Professionals

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