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In Launceston TAS on “Visitor accommodation -...” at 142 Bathurst Street Launceston TAS 7250:

Jarad Murray commented

The people who own these houses should be able to do whatever they want with them.

If there is a demand for airbnb and they comply with the planning and safety requirements then go for it. As a landlord myself (long term rental) I am more and more leaning towards short term rental. It is hard to find good agents, tenants do not take good care of the property, good agents are hard to find, when damage is done it is really hard to get the bond back to cover it and then sometimes we end up out of pocket.

As long as agents have low expectations on tenants, tenants don't value the property that the owner has worked hard to buy and the bond is not easy to get to cover repairs, more properties will be going into short term rental.

We need more rental properties, but red tape, availability of trades and not great planning instruments are not helping. We need less big houses and a far more small and medium houses and flats.

If anyone from the state gov ever sees this, why aren't we able to rent out Ancillary Dwellings? There are a lot of pluses to them and NSW has shown how successful they can be at brining more rental spaces into the market...

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