Landmark decision: NSW tribunal overturns bylaw that banned woman from renting apartment on Airbnb

Sydney teacher Peta Estens took her apartment building to a NSW tribunal when she was told its bylaws didn’t allow her to rent out her unit on Airbnb during her school holidays – and won.

The landmark decision, the first time strata bylaws have been overturned in favour of Airbnb in NSW, will have major repercussions for every apartment building that has tried to restrict short-term lets.