When managed right, they're great - but when managed poorly, it can leave a bad taste in the mouths of apartment neighbours.
So, here's a handy checklist for apartment owners and body corporate members to manage Airbnb stays that little bit better.
Airbnb: Getting it right as a community
Make sure you have all the proper approvals.
You may need Council approval
Body corporate approval
Hosting? Tell your committee.
You aren’t the only one hosting a guest
Guests are on common property as much as private property
Committees deserve to know
Have a set of rules for how owners can advertise their lets
Ensure party policies and smoking rules are clearly noted
What safety measures are required
Introduce a protocol for how keys are handed over
Loose arrangements for how keys are accessed can be a security risk
Hidden under pot plants, left under mats and even tied to nearby bike racks are some examples of how not to do it!
What facilities do you have (pools, gyms etc).
How does the guest access them
What rules apply
Are the rules clearly displayed.
Animals and pets
What are the rules about bringing animals
How are they dealt with on common property.
Does the owners corporation have parking allocated
Is there visitor parking.
Where is the additional rubbish placed.
Using common property areas
What about noise issues
Using common property as a recreation area - is this approved
Children on common property.
What if there is an issue?
Who do you go to? Police, executive, manager
What is the protocol
What action can be taken.
So why go through all this?
Avoid disputes in your community
Allow your body corporate to adjust insurance coverage, and ensure you aren’t liable for voided policies
Contributions from Grace Lawyers | Colin Grace
Ace Body Corporate Management
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When managed right, they’re great – but when managed poorly, it can leave a bad taste in the mouths of apartment neighbours. So, here’s a handy checklist for apartment owners and body corporate members to manage Airbnb stays that little better.