Condos struggle to stop illegal rentals

Managers are limited in enforcement action as errant subletters find loopholes in rules

Mr Blair Haynes, his wife, Michelle, and sons Baxter and Flynn turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay (above) for a four-night stay booked on Airbnb but were turned away.
Mr Blair Haynes, his wife, Michelle, and sons Baxter and Flynn turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay for a four-night stay booked on Airbnb but were turned away.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF BLAIR HAYNES, AIRBNB
Mr Blair Haynes, his wife, Michelle, and sons Baxter and Flynn turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay (above) for a four-night stay booked on Airbnb but were turned away.
Mr Blair Haynes, his wife, Michelle, and sons Baxter and Flynn turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay (above) for a four-night stay booked on Airbnb but were turned away.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF BLAIR HAYNES, AIRBNB

Illegal short-term rentals are a gold mine for recalcitrant home owners but a bugbear for residents dealing with disruptive holidaymakers.

A battle is ongoing between errant subletters and condominium managers, who are trying their best to prevent illicit stays but are limited in their enforcement action.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Condos struggle to stop illegal rentals'. Subscribe