Unlawful commercial short-term accommodation

Unlawful commercial short-term accommodation in residential buildings is a major problem owners face in the era of big tech accommodation marketing platforms like Airbnb, Stayz, Booking.com etc.

UOAQ has been actively reaching out to various levels of government alerting them to loss of amenities, security and other issues connected to short-term stays in residential buildings.

To start with, please refer to the following two documents to gauge the argument in a nutshell:

  1. Why is Class 2 classification so important?
  2. ABCB clarification of Class 2 & 3  building classification
  3. an approach to 4 Corners to consider these matters

Below you can find correspondence of UOAQ and / or its members relating to this topic.

We will keep you up to date in the progress of our efforts to advocate for the rights of owners in residential (Class 2) buildings not to have their homes turned into hotels.

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BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL
FROM UOAQ TO
DATERECIPIENTSUBJECT
2020/02/20BCC – all city CouncillorsInsurance and short term stays  (PDF [194 KB])
attachments
  • To All Prospective City Councillors (PDF [197 KB])
  • GC Bulletin article 15 Feb 2020  (PDF [998 KB])
  • UOAQ press release re Insurance and short term accommodation  (PDF [254 KB])
  • Insurance Enquiry Atlantis West CTS 8790 (PDF [273 KB])

 

 

 

2020/01/01BCC Deputy Mayor Cr Krista AdamsShort-term accommodation  (PDF [343 KB])
2019/07/10BCC Lord Mayor A SchrinnerShort-term accommodation within Brisbane’s CBD planning area  (PDF [388 KB])
attachments
  • Cr Simmonds reply May 2017 DA BCC Development Application (PDF [3.5 MB])
  • Town planning advice 212 Margaret St 12 Feb 2019  (PDF [6.8 MB])
  • Response from BCC, Built Environment to TP letter from 12 Feb 2019  (PDF [333 KB])
  • Town planning advice 212 Margaret St 9 July 2019  (PDF [226 KB])
2018/06/22BCC CEO Colin JensenMisuse of Class 2 buildings / Unlawful use of premises / Contravention of development approvals (PDF [119 KB])
attachments
  • 212 Margaret Street complete correspondence (PDF [643 KB])
  • Definitions relevant to short-term stays (PDF [124 KB])
  • From ABCB to Stakeholders – Clarity re Purpose of use classification (PDF [940 KB])
2018/05/21BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron Smithre 212 Margaret Street (PDF [106 KB])
attachments
  • Cr Simmonds reply May 2017 DA BCC Development Application
    (PDF [3.5 MB])
  • from A Smith re 212 Margaret, no development offence occurring
    (PDF [292 KB])
  • From ABCB to Stakeholders – Clarity re Purpose of use classification
    (PDF [940 KB])
2018/06/11BCC Colin Jensencorrespondence sent to A Smith on 21 May 2018
2018/06/07BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron SmithLawful use of premises – misuse of Class 2 buildings for commercial short-term letting PDF [384 KB])
2018/05/21BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron SmithReply to BCC A Smith re 212 Margaret PDF [106 KB])
TO UOAQ FROM
DATESENDERSUBJECT
2019/09/16BCC Deputy Mayor Krista Adamsreply: Short-term accommodation letter from 10 July 2019
(PDF [361 KB])
2019/08/30BCC Lord Mayor’s Administration & Engagementreply: Short-term accommodation at 212 Margaret Street
(PDF 241 KB])
2018/07/23BCC CEO Colin Jensenreply: Council’s investigation of 212 Margaret Street
(PDF [1.2 MB])
2018/01/15BCC Chairman for City Planning Cr Julian Simmondsclarification on compliance matters at 212 Margaret
(PDF [675 KB])
2017/05/25BCC Chairman for City Planning Cr Julian Simmondsreply: Airbnb and Council’s position on the matter
(PDF [3.5 MB])
GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL
TO
2020, February 27GCCCall GCC CouncillorsInsurance and short-term stays (PDF [1.8 MB])
attachments
  • To All Prospective City Councillors (PDF [198 KB])
  • GC Bulletin article 15 Feb 2020  (PDF [998 KB])
  • UOAQ press release re Insurance and short term accommodation  (PDF [254 KB])
  • Insurance Inquiry Atlantis West CTS 8790 (PDF [273 KB])
2020, February 10GCCCDale Dickson, CEOrequest for meeting (PDF [340 KB])
2017, June 18GCCCDevelopment & ComplianceUnlawful Use (complaint from owner)  (PDF [453 KB])
2018, March 15Mayor’s officeMayor Tom TateLawful use of Premises  (PDF [104 KB])
FROM
2020, February 7Director Economy, Planning & EnvironmentAlisha Swainreply: Short-term accommodation (PDF [1.9 KB])
attachements
  • Understanding the NCC (PDF [2.6 MB])
  • UOAQ correspondence as listed in the main letter
2017, July 17Director Planning & Environment GCCCDyan Curriereply: Lawful Use of Premises  (PDF [381KB])
2017, August 7Development Compliance, GCCCKathryn Sarikasreply: Unlawful Use Complaint (from owner)  (PDF [173KB])
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12.1:  Shhh… Its a Secret!!! ‘Don’t even ask’ has been the general rule up to now. But change is in the air… There was a recent decision from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) which may be of considerable interest to unit owners in Queensland, especially those who have short-term letting arrangements with letting […]

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