Short-stay regulation reaches common ground

A survey conducted by WA Apartment Advocacy of short-stay property owners and their neighbours over the last two months, has found a genuine desire from both groups, for short-stay regulation. The survey of 130 parties (of which 21% were short-stay owners) found that 60% of owners were concerned about factors like short-stay guests holding parties, excessive noise (70%) and guests being disrespectful (56%). The neighbours of these short-stay properties also echoed these concerns, and in addition, that guests might not abide by council by-laws (66%). As such, 42% of the short stay owners and 70% of the neighbours (affected by these properties) agreed that the WA short-stay sector should be re

State steps in with South Perth

The City of South Perth is the latest suburban council strongarmed by the WA Planning Commission, which has moved to block it from reintroducing building height limits on the South Perth Peninsula. The WAPC has intervened in planning processes for the cities of Nedlands and Subiaco to force higher density. For the full story click here.

Your apartment needs insurance!

Each year, tenants and landlords across WA discover how insurance works in apartments, when it’s all too late. Theft, fire, flooding or other damage can leave you with nothing. Without specific insurance, replacing contents and personal items is likely to run into thousands of dollars that you probably hadn’t budgeted for. But aren’t I covered by the body corporate’s insurance? No. It’s a common myth that a body corporate’s building insurance covers personal property if disaster strikes. It does not. For both tenants and landlords, building insurance stops at the apartment door – almost everything inside your apartment is your responsibility. It’s for this reason that specialist insurance co

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