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This Mermaid Beach property can be leased through Airbnb for $420 per night.IT might sound like an easy way to pocket some extra cash, but opening the door to short-term tenants can be a property owner’s worst nightmare.Listing a property on a short-term rental site such as Airbnb or Stayz can generate income of around $5000 a year for the average Australian host. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This waterfront mansion at Surfers Paradise is available via Airbnb for $878/night.2. GET INSURANCE!Make sure you have short-term rental insurance.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoUnderstand what makes a valid claim (broken windows, holes in the walls, large stains on the carpet or furniture, large scratches on new floors).Also understand what doesn’t make a valid claim (broken appliances due to normal wear and tear, lost cutlery or crockery — anything of value should be locked away, minor scuff marks). You can book this Surfers Paradise penthouse on Airbnb for $550 per night.3. BE HONESTMake sure your property photography, description, and pricing is accurate and appropriate. While guests expect you to highlight the best points of your property, don’t tell porkies. Nothing guarantees complaints (and bad reviews) faster than overpriced accommodation that looks nothing like the listing. Understand the supply and demand of Airbnb listings in your area for the time you are renting out to set a price that maximises your returns and occupancy. Online short-term rental accommodation service Airbnb. Photo: AFP/Lionel Bonaventure.But it can end up being more of a headache than a helping hand if you fail to read the fine print.Property management company MadeComfy has come up with some tips for potential hosts to understand what’s involved before listing their property online.Here’s how to avoid getting stuck facing huge fines and angry neighbours:1. SCREEN YOUR GUESTS PROPERLYUnderstand the purpose of the visit and make-up of the group. Don’t approve any large groups not suited to your home, check out previous guest reviews, and ensure photo ID for verification. Make sure your guests show courtesy and respect for the property’s permanent neighbours at all times. This Kirra Beach unit can be rented through Airbnb for $194/night.4. ATTENTION TO DETAILIt’s the little things that guests are most likely to remember and recommend about your property. Coffee machine? Make sure the pods are well-stocked. TV and airconditioning? Make sure the remote control batteries work. Unwanted creepy crawlies? Undertake regular, professional pest control. A great guest experience means great reviews for your listing — and that brings more future bookings and enables you to charge a premium. This Balinese beach house in Noosa is available for rent through Stayz.5. MAKE A COMMITMENTRunning an Airbnb property takes time and commitment, so make sure you are in a position to give it both.Unless you can commit your time and headspace 24/7 to running the property, think twice, or get in touch with a property management service that can manage the process for you. RENTERS FLOCK TO BRISBANE ‘BURBS RATES TO REMAIN AT RECORD LOW UNIT PRICE DROPS SLOW
“This one-strike policy on straybullet incidents caused by indiscriminate firing of guns resulting to death orinjury will be strictly implemented,” said Police Lieutenant Colonel JoemMalong, PRO-6 spokesperson. ILOILO City – Should there be cases ofinjuries or deaths due to stray bullets this holiday season, these should besolved within 24 hours, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) told police unitsacross Western Visayas. Failure to crack the cases within such period wouldcost the posts of the police chiefs concerned. The PRO-6 is wary of the irresponsiblepractice of gun owners of firing their firearms to celebrate Christmas andwelcoming the New Year. The policy is contained in thePaskuhan 2019 Operational Guidelines issued by the Philippine National Policeon Nov. 22, 2019. Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,PRO-6 director, said, “We really need to inform our general public that thereis again a need to control the use of firearms and there is such a program forthem to reach out and surrender their firearms, especially those who stilldon’t have complete documents.” But of particular concern to the PRO-6are those keeping illegal guns (not registered or homemade), according to thePRO-6 spokesperson. Lieutenant General Camilo PancratiusCascolan, Philippine National Police’s deputy chief for operations,acknowledged the effort of the PRO-6 in this campaign. It also revealed that police unitsacross the region were able to confiscate a total of 564 loose firearms in fivemonths from July 1 to Nov. 19. The PRO-6’s goal is to achieve zerostray bullet incidents this holiday season. Malong said two long-standingprograms having this goal are the police campaign against loose firearms andthe setting up of checkpoints where cops stop people and check them out. “These are more than 500 (seized loosefirearms), an initiative of the PRO-6. Most of them are from law enforcementoperations. Some were surrendered by local government units because of the lackof licenses, or by individuals who still have no permit for the said firearms,”Cascolan said. Police chiefs must devise ways toconvince gun holders not to fire their guns, she stressed. The regional police’ data showed thatfrom July to October 2019, 425 crimes were committed with the use of firearms./PN Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, spokesperson of the PRO-6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN During the holiday season last year,the PRO-6 recorded no stray bullet incidents. Malong said this was due to themassive campaign against loose firearms and the drive encouraging responsibleownership of guns. “The police chief would be relievedfrom his post if the case is not solved within 24 hours,” Malong said. Just last month, the PRO-6 relaunchedthe “Tokhang Kontra Guinadilian nga Pusil (TKGP)” in Camp Delgado here.
Tokyo: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is falling “far below the global best practice” in sustainability, despite organisers placing it among the top priorities of the event, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has said.Organizers in January 2016 established a code for procuring resources and services, however, the WWF believes that Tokyo 2020 is “lagging far behind” its goal of the next Olympics being at the “forefront in the field of sustainability,” according to the environmental organization in a letter sent to the International Olympic Committee and published Monday, reports Efe news.“The committee working on the sourcing protocols for commodities like timber, fishery products, paper and palm oil has finalized standards that are far below the global best practice and inappropriate for a global event such as the Olympics,” said WWF-Japan Chief Executive Officer Ron Tsutsui in the letter.The organising committee “produced protocols that fell far below globally accepted sustainability standards” and showed “little regard for the expert advice they sought from the Working Group they set up to assist in developing world class protocols,” he added, describing it as “deeply concerning”.“As an active member of the Working Group and as an environmental organization committed to protecting our natural world, we felt we had no choice but to write to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to raise our serious concerns,” said Tsutsui.Among the specific requests made by WWF to the IOC are to disclose the origin of all the raw materials procured for the Games, as well as to conduct an external review on sourcing codes and its performance in sustainable sourcing.The NGO said that high profile events like the Olympic Games “have the opportunity, and duty, to lead and be truly sustainable” when it comes to using and consuming natural resources in a sustainable way, as well as to “leave a legacy for Japanese society to transform to be more sustainable”.In its sustainability plan, the organizing committee states that it will comply with all current regulations, in addition to taking into full consideration the impact of its policies from the point of view of climate change, the scarcity of natural resources or loss of biodiversity, business practices and human rights. IANSAlso Read: Aim to make Tokyo Olympics carbon neutral: IOC President Thomas BachAlso Watch: Tinsukia MLA Sanjay Kishan given a warm welcome on his return to his hometown.
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