In a move to alleviate landlords’ fears around security and property maintenance, real estate agents across Australia are updating their rental leases to include clauses banning tenants from subletting properties on Airbnb. This follows several cases where tenants set up their properties as serviced apartments on the site without the owners’ consent.

Airbnb Australia has defended the platform, saying again that all people, including renters and owners, should have the right to share a home, and state that they ask all hosts to certify they have permission to list their space and that they will check and follow local rules before they list.

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