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The legality of operating short term rental accommodation in waqf housing

Daud, Mahyuddin and Mat Isa, Norlaili (2021) The legality of operating short term rental accommodation in waqf housing. Malayan Law Journal, 2. xlii.

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Short term rental accommodation (‘STRA’) has become more popular, especially when online hosting sites such as Airbnb have been introduced. STRA’s critical popularity factor was based on the home-sharing economy.With the shared economy being a larger segment of the housing market, the discern conventional ways between activities to be regulated and activities that need to deal with without regulatory leniency. As there lacks regulation over short term rental accommodation business in Malaysia due to the technological convergence of platform operators has created an uneven playing field that threatens the position of conventional hotels in the market. The presence of STRA has also had an unprecedented impact on the Malaysian housing landscape due to the thrust of this business, including waqf housing. This paper proposed for the development of Waqf housing as a solution to balance the growth of the community and individual economy. Despite the unregulated STRA and issues surrounding, STRA has become an alternative source of income. This paper examines the concept and scope of short-term rental accommodation and analyse legal issues arising from the operationalisation of STRA in waqf housing. The research presents the inadequacies in present legislation and suggests relevant policies to address them.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short term rental accommodation, sharing economy, waqf housing
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Mahyuddin Daud
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2021 12:27
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 12:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89475

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