I own my villa which is under the strata scheme. My question is can I use my home for Airbnb while I’m living in it? – Trevor, NSW

Yes, you can use your villa for short-term letting purposes. However, since your villa is under a strata scheme, you need to be aware of the planning regulations and by-laws of your property on the subject.

Your strata committee oversees the common areas and shared amenities. It’s always better when you are living on the premises while you use your home for Airbnb-type letting. That way you can oversee your guests requirements and make sure they also follow the by-laws of your building, keep the peace and maintain the sanctity of all common areas and shared amenities of the community.

Here’s one of our latest articles around short-term letting trends and state regulations around them.