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Postby maneo » Thu, 15 May 2014 10:46 pm

If, for whatever reason, it's decided to let people take the risk of advertising, you should require some sort of acknowledgement from them that they are aware of the URA guidelines, understand those risks and bear sole responsibility.

By the way, there's a legal battle with Airbnb going on in New York.
The minimum stay there is 30 days.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/techn ... .html?_r=0

While AirBnB may have a reprieve for now, once the city tightens up the scope of their subpoena, Airbnb will have to reveal who has been hosting stays for less than 30 days.

If it can happen in NY . . . .

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 May 2014 10:57 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Common sense? :roll: If they are not paying, it not being let is it? Once more, we're not in the UK.


Ah yes: I can see a judge in court ruling 'I have reached my verdict based upon 'common sense' :lol:

What in those rules says a 'house guest' mustn't pay rent, or perhaps 'contribute to the bills'?

Of course we're not in the UK, but (again), like it or not SG law if founded upon 'UK' law. I mean for example I read a Tenancy Agreement and apart from the Diplomatic Clause, and the 'contribution to repairs' [Uniquely Singapore?]... it's identical to a 'UK' TA.

I can see where you're leaning, and I understand why. Just I can't see the legislation that supports your position. If someone can point out the black and white, it would be helpful. Meanwhile, for the sake of discussion, I feel it reasonable to highlight it's apparent absence.


It was originally based on UK law a half a century ago. A lot has changed in those 50 years including the local definitions of a lot of English words and their interpretation. This is why it's no longer easy to get a Queen's Counsel in Singapore as the laws only vaguely resemble their origins.

For us, here, I think we should err on the side of caution and not create spurious arguments as all we end up doing is confusing the OP when he is asking for help.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 May 2014 11:00 pm

maneo wrote:
If it can happen in NY . . . .


perxactly!


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