Stokes steadfast on rolling out new Airbnb-style letting guidelines in July

The state government will not consider further delays in the new Airbnb-style rental rules across NSW after online rental company Stayz postponed rollout for at least six months.

The Minister of Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, said he was confused Stayz ‘pleaseThe government had “spent a lot of time” developing the nationwide planning rules and postponed their entry into force until July 30 to ensure people had enough time to grasp them.

Rob Stokes, Secretary of State for Planning and Public Spaces in New South Wales.Recognition:Kate Geraghty

A 180-day limit on the use of vacant lots for Airbnb-style rentals will be extended beyond the Sydney metropolitan area to a number of coastal areas and regional centers in NSW. The new rules have been criticized by the councils and the rental company Stayz.

“It’s not like nobody knows this is coming. We talked about it for a long time, ”said Stokes.


“Now is the time to establish certain rules for everyone. That doesn’t mean things are set in stone, but I think starting with clear, simple rules that anyone can understand is the best way to move forward. “

Stayz, controlled by online travel booking giant Expedia, has called the introduction of short term rental rules a “slow wreck”. She has asked the government to postpone it for at least six months to allow further consultation and testing of the rules.

The councils also argue that the rules will undermine their planning powers and will fly in the face of government assurances that regional councils will retain control over the number of days empty residential properties can be rented for short periods of time each year.

Under plans announced in 2018Councils outside the Greater Sydney area should have the power to set their own caps for no less than 180 days per year.

Doña Ana County enacts new noise limits on Airbnb-style properties

LAS CRUCES – Owners of Airbnb and Vrbo listed county residences will soon have to comply with new, targeted noise regulations.

Broadly proposed after rejection Changes to the Noise protection ordinance of the district last month The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, at its March 9 meeting, voted to codify its intention to regulate noise in short-term rental properties.

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the district commission approved an amendment to the District letting regulation that recently came into force.

The modification prohibits loud noises from short-term rental properties between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week. The existing, more comprehensive district ordinance prohibits loud noises from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday evening to Friday morning. From Friday evening to Sunday morning and on public holidays, the Noise Abatement Ordinance comes into force at midnight and applies until 6 a.m.

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The amendment also states that a landlord “has the right to restrict or impose conditions on parties and gatherings on the premises, as well as conditions that limit disruption in the neighborhood and in the community”. The owner must post such restrictions in a prominent place on the property.

District 1 commissioner Lynn Ellins, who proposed the amendment to the short-term rental ordinance, said commissioners had received complaints about loud parties in some homes on weekends.

The noise protection regulations only apply to short-term rental properties within the jurisdiction of the district, with the exception of properties within the registered municipalities of the district. According to District Attorney Nelson Goodin, the new rules will go into effect 30 days from Tuesday.

Michael McDevitt is a city and county government reporter for Sun News. He can be reached at 575-202-3205, or @ MikeMcDTweets on twitter.

Roseville restricts Airbnb-style leases after complaints over events

After longstanding complaints from local residents about so-called “party houses”, the city of Roseville has taken steps to regulate short-term rentals such as those arranged through sites like Airbnb and VRBO.

The city council met on Monday and agreed to impose a number of restrictions on non-owner short-term rentals following complaints about overnight or weekend party parties.

Under the new rules, passed 5-0, owners who rent out their properties for short-term stays are now required to obtain a license and pay the city’s housing tax. The minimum stay in houses where the owner is not present will be 10 days from May to September and seven days between October and April.

The new rules also include penalties for violations of noise, parking and antisocial behavior, with homeowners potentially being required to suspend their short-term rental licenses if there are two violations within 180 days.

The meeting was heard by several local residents affected by short-term rentals, many of whom lived on McCarrons Lake, and they called for either longer minimum stays – possibly 14 days – or the elimination of short-term rentals altogether.

One of those homeowners, Frank Hess, said of the meeting: “It’s really difficult to live next to one of these, and I don’t think you can understand how bad it is [living next to one]having new neighbors all the time and making our area almost a resort. “

Opposition to the restrictions came from Simon Opatz of the St. Paul Area Realtors Association, who said the problems in Roseville stem from a small number of homes and that he disagreed that “a few problematic properties are punishing.” Justify homeowners. ” Operation of short-term rentals without complaints. “

“Allowing weekend rentals will give your city an economic boost,” he said. “Roseville is in the best position to benefit from the spillage of events in the twin cities.”

However, another homeowner, Renee Pardello, said if Roseville really wanted to be a tourist destination like Brainerd or Duluth, she should come up with a formal plan to make it happen.

The council eventually agreed to a compromise that would not completely satisfy either side, imposing restrictions on non-owner-occupied short-term rentals, but not to the extent requested by locals complaining about “party houses”.

“A number of people wanted us to ban them all together,” said Councilor Julie Strahan, adding, “I think we have more power when we allow them and have regulation around them.”

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