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:
- Why is Class 2 classification so important?
- ABCB clarification of Class 2 & 3 building classification
- 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
|2020/02/20||BCC – all city Councillors||Insurance and short term stays (PDF [194 KB])|
|2020/01/01||BCC Deputy Mayor Cr Krista Adams||Short-term accommodation (PDF [343 KB])|
|2019/07/10||BCC Lord Mayor A Schrinner||Short-term accommodation within Brisbane’s CBD planning area (PDF [388 KB])|
|2018/06/22||BCC CEO Colin Jensen||Misuse of Class 2 buildings / Unlawful use of premises / Contravention of development approvals (PDF [119 KB])|
|2018/05/21||BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron Smith||re 212 Margaret Street (PDF [106 KB])|
|2018/06/11||BCC Colin Jensen||correspondence sent to A Smith on 21 May 2018|
|2018/06/07||BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron Smith||Lawful use of premises – misuse of Class 2 buildings for commercial short-term letting PDF [384 KB])|
|2018/05/21||BCC Compliance & Regulatory Services Aaron Smith||Reply to BCC A Smith re 212 Margaret PDF [106 KB])|
TO UOAQ FROM
|2019/09/16||BCC Deputy Mayor Krista Adams||reply: Short-term accommodation letter from 10 July 2019|
(PDF [361 KB])
|2019/08/30||BCC Lord Mayor’s Administration & Engagement||reply: Short-term accommodation at 212 Margaret Street|
(PDF 241 KB])
|2018/07/23||BCC CEO Colin Jensen||reply: Council’s investigation of 212 Margaret Street|
(PDF [1.2 MB])
|2018/01/15||BCC Chairman for City Planning Cr Julian Simmonds||clarification on compliance matters at 212 Margaret|
(PDF [675 KB])
|2017/05/25||BCC Chairman for City Planning Cr Julian Simmonds||reply: Airbnb and Council’s position on the matter|
(PDF [3.5 MB])
GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL
|2020, February 27||GCCC||all GCC Councillors||Insurance and short-term stays (PDF [1.8 MB])|
|2020, February 10||GCCC||Dale Dickson, CEO||request for meeting (PDF [340 KB])|
|2017, June 18||GCCC||Development & Compliance||Unlawful Use (complaint from owner) (PDF [453 KB])|
|2018, March 15||Mayor’s office||Mayor Tom Tate||Lawful use of Premises (PDF [104 KB])|
|2020, February 7||Director Economy, Planning & Environment||Alisha Swain||reply: Short-term accommodation (PDF [1.9 KB])|
|2017, July 17||Director Planning & Environment GCCC||Dyan Currie||reply: Lawful Use of Premises (PDF [381KB])|
|2017, August 7||Development Compliance, GCCC||Kathryn Sarikas||reply: Unlawful Use Complaint (from owner) (PDF [173KB])|
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