AIRBNB’S LATEST FRIENDLY BUILDINGS PROGRAM COULD HELP ANTI-HOLIDAY LETTING CAMPAIGNERS IN NSW

Strata fees could fall in buildings that allow owners to list their properties on Airbnb, under a building program launched by the home sharing platform. Photo: Ryan Stuart

Strata fees could fall in buildings that allow owners to list their properties on Airbnb, under a building program launched by the home sharing platform. Photo: Ryan Stuart

As Airbnb ramps up its efforts to avoid being locked out of Sydney’s apartment buildings, through wall-to-wall advertising on the internet, TV and in print, it has produced its trump card  … and it may play straight into the hands of anti-holiday letting strata campaigners.

Its proposed Friendly Buildings Program allows strata building owners’ corporations to sign up to a scheme that allows access to details of the Airbnb lets in their buildings, caps the number of nights they can be let and takes a cut of the earnings.