HOME IN ON A FAIRER SYSTEM
ONCE again we see slow action from the State Government, this time in regards legislation regarding short-stay accommodation (“Short-stay fines threat”, Sunday Tasmanian, December 2).
The Short Stay Accommodation Bill is long overdue, but welcomed, even though it won’t be debated until March 2019. However, why should “secondary” properties be included? Airbnb and Homeaway should only be applicable to the “primary” residence.
The current situation is a farce, where stand-alone properties are used for greed by the investor, to the detriment of first-home buyers and by the government not enforcing compliance. Where’s the equity here, as it’s far from a level playing field? Raymond Harvey Claremont