It pays to understand the checks and balances when subleasing for AirBnB

first_imgDamien Keyes.THE  popularity of AirBnB continues to grow and the opportunity to make some extra cash is appealing to many, whether they are homeowners or renters. This leads to the question of can a tenant legally sublease part or all of their rented property on AirBnB? And, if so, under what circumstances can they do so? When big events, such as the Supercars, hit Townsville there is an influx of visitors here and many of them opt to spend some time either side of the event to hit the tourist spots, which is fantastic for our economy. Many locals are capitalising on the chance to earn perhaps five times the usual weekly rent, especially those living near the venue.But if they are renting the property, where do they stand legally? Can they sublease part or all of the property they are renting on AirBnB? When a tenant arranges to rent out part or all of a property they are renting this is called a sublease or subletting. The Act that governs rental accommodation in Queensland is the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. If a tenant wants to sublet the property they are renting, they must seek written permission from the landlord, usually via the property manager. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The Act states that the lessor/agent must not unreasonably refuse permission to sublet or transfer the agreement from one person to another.What does this mean? Well, according to the Act it means the lessor must act reasonably in failing to agree to consent to sublet. They will be perceived as having acted unreasonably if they behave in a “capricious or retaliatory way” in failing to agree to the sublet. Like most things in life, it’s probably down to the tenant and the landlord having a good, mutually respectful relationship. If the tenant has proven trustworthy, reliable and to have taken good care of the property then the landlord may be more likely to grant this request. Landlords are likely to value good tenants who maintain the property and protect its value. In the REIQ’s view, a landlord is more likely to say “yes” to a sublease arrangement that is a longer-term arrangement and where the normal checks and balances are in place.With AirBnB, those checks and balances are not in place and this may, understandably, make some landlords nervous because they have no idea who is residing in their property.last_img read more

Robles relishing Howard rivalry

first_imgNew Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles admits he is very ambitious and is looking forward to competing with established first-choice Tim Howard. The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Toffees on Tuesday and will be viewed as Howard’s long-term successor. However, while the Spaniard is keen to learn from the United States international – Everton’s first-team goalkeeper since his arrival from Manchester United in 2006 – he is not fazed by the prospect of deposing him. “I am a very ambitious goalkeeper. I can’t wait to get started at such a big club,” he said. “It is a great honour to come here and work with Tim. He is a great goalkeeper and I am sure I will learn a lot from him. “Obviously we will be competing together and it’s the manager’s decision at the end of the day (who he chooses).” Robles spent last season on loan at Wigan from Atletico Madrid and ousted Ali Al-Habsi towards the end of the season, playing in the Latics’ historic FA Cup final win over Manchester City. Robles is the third player Everton have signed this summer familiar to Martinez, who has also brought former Wigan players Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz to Goodison Park as well as four members of the Latics backroom team. The goalkeeper is grateful to extend his stay in the Premier League but he will not be resting on his laurels having secured a permanent deal. “It was a fantastic experience to come to the Premier League, it is clearly the most important league in the world, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue at a club like Everton,” he told evertontv. “Roberto Martinez being here was a major factor in me coming here. I firmly believe that Roberto will take Everton to even greater heights and we are all here to achieve that aim.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

5 takeaways from Syracuse football’s Week 1 depth chart

first_img Published on August 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Sophomore Austin Wilson and freshman Eric Dungey are both listed as second-string quarterbacks. Sophomore AJ Long was limited throughout practice with a right-hand injury and last week Shafer said he can’t be in the quarterback competition if he’s not healthy. Comments Freshman Kielan Whitner is listed as a backup strong safety behind sophomore Antwan Cordy while redshirt freshman Rodney Williams and sophomore Chauncey Scissum are listed as the free safeties. It’s the same as the preseason depth chart, but defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough has said that a freshman safety will likely be in a rotation of four with the other three returning players. Junior wide receiver Brisly Estime is projected to start opposite sophomore Steve Ishmael. He missed seven games last year due to injury but has impressed in the portions of practice open to the media. Estime jumped over junior Alvin Cornelius to take one of the top receiver spots.center_img Sophomore cornerback Corey Winfield is listed ahead of junior Wayne Morgan at one of the corner spots. Morgan was ahead of Winfield on the preseason depth chart, but Morgan is coming off an injury in which he missed the final nine games of the year. With its season opener against Rhode Island six days away, Syracuse released its Week 1 depth chart on Saturday.The two-deep list includes 24 players with starting experience and senior center Rob Trudo leads the Orange with 33 previous starts.Here are some quick observations from the depth chart:Walk-on senior right guard Seamus Shanley is listed as the starting right guard ahead of redshirt freshman Aaron Roberts. Shanley was listed as Roberts’ backup and is the shortest offensive lineman on the two-deep depth chart. Throughout training camp, SU head coach Scott Shafer hasn’t mentioned Shanley as someone who is standing out. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more