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Real Estate

31 May 2019
Martin Foerster Vienna Building Code: new provision renders short-term letting illegal

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

A new provision in the Vienna Building Code recently entered into force, rendering short-term letting – including through rental services such as Airbnb – illegal in large areas of Vienna. Further, under the new provision, all parts of residential zone buildings that were being used for residential purposes when the provision entered into force – or were built thereafter – may be used only for residential purposes. That said, the new provision may be unconstitutional.

Author: Martin Foerster
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