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Schoolies season sparks warning to property managers

By Emma Ryan
15 November 2019 | 1 minute read
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Home owners and property managers are being urged to be cautious as students celebrate their end-of-year school celebrations.

Archers the Strata Professionals has said the continuing growth of short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb provides a concern for owners and managers this time of year, given that mostly underage teenagers are the ones hunting down accommodation.

“Some students are known to have been trying to beat the system and get a better deal than in the traditional schoolies zone,” Archers the Strata Professionals partner Grant Mifsud said.

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“The continued growth of platforms such as Airbnb is another problem for owners and building managers trying to deal with possibly overcrowded apartments and damage, which, if caused by underage teenagers, may present issues with insurance coverage.

“Underage teenagers could be using false identities to set up Airbnb accounts, while it’s quite common for bookings to also be made by parents or other adults.

“Our message to owners and managers is to be vigilant about checking who is turning up to their properties as Queenslanders begin schoolies celebrations.”

Mr Mifsud advised home owners and property managers to protect homes during schoolies celebrations by enforcing rules such as:

• No glass bottles in the room or pool area (bag checks can be carried out by onsite security).

• A maximum of two external guests permitted to a room at any time to restrict the potential for parties.

• Secure rooftops to prohibit skylarking and dangerous stunts.

• Zero tolerance policy for misbehaviour on apartment balconies.

• Noise must be kept to a minimum.

• Dangerous behaviour will be dealt with by police.

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Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the deputy head of editorial at Momentum Media.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia, including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. In addition, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms.

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