What is short-term rental accommodation (STRA)? Short-term Rental Accommodation (STRA) refers to a dwelling used by the ‘host’ to provide accommodation in the dwelling on a commercial basis for a temporary or short-term period.
STRA is often facilitated through online booking platforms such as Stayz, Airbnb and Booking.com.
On 18 December 2020, the NSW Department of Fair Trading introduced a mandatory Code of Conduct for The Short-term Rental Industry (the Code) which applies to all STRA industry participants, including online accommodation platforms, letting agents, hosts and guests.
The STRA Register is now live to the public via the NSW Government’s NSW Planning Portal. Registrants and hosts can now register their dwellings prior to the new planning rules taking effect from November 1st 2021.
The Code of Conduct for The Short-term Rental Accommodation Industry also includes the requirement restricting booking platforms from listing STRA properties unless they are registered on the Department’s STRA Premises Register so it’s is important to know the legislation and how it may affect you and your holiday home in NSW.
A professional short-term rental company like Air Design Australia can ensure your property is fully compliant with the new code, from fire safety regulations to maximising your bookings.
Air Design can provide both Airbnb Coaching on STRA for NSW or provide you with specialised short-term rental accommodation management services to ensure your property complies. Get in touch to get guest-ready!