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About sophia urlich

Sophia Urlich is a Lawyer with Lindsay Taylor Lawyers. Sophia has a Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (majoring in Psychology and Music) from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the firm Sophia worked as paralegal and graduate lawyer in the Corporate and Competition & Regulation Groups of two respected mid-tier firms.

UPDATE – proposed planning framework for Short-Term Rental Accommodation available for comment

The Department of Planning & Environment (Department) has recently released for public comment an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) regarding proposed amendments to the planning rules relating to short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in New South Wales (NSW). Amendments to existing … Continue reading

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Clause 4.6: Is a neutral or better outcome a requirement for success?

In an important decision, Initial Action Pty Ltd v Woollahra Municipal Council [2018] NSWLEC 118, Preston CJ has further clarified the correct approach to the consideration of clause 4.6 requests including that the clause does not require that a development that contravenes a … Continue reading

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UPDATE – NSW Government moves to regulate Airbnb and HomeAway by passing the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018

The State Government has almost finalised the first step towards regulating the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry and the practice of short-term holiday letting in New South Wales by passing the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018 (Bill). The … Continue reading

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NSW Government one step closer to regulating Airbnb

The State Government has taken the first step towards regulating the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry and the practice of short-term holiday letting in New South Wales (NSW) by introducing the  Fair Trading Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018 (Bill).

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