Regulations for Airbnb and hotels to be finalised by year end

Property News/ 21 September 2020 Leave a comment


The standardization of several issues including regulations, licensing and taxes involving the hotel sector and global online accommodation service provider, Airbnb will be finalized by the end of this year.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured) said the standardization should take into account various aspects and determine the best methods that can be beneficial to both parties, as the Airbnb sector also has the potential to contribute to the national economy.

“The matter is still under discussion as to how we want to classify Airbnb and it takes into account the agreement to allow private homes to be involved with the sector as well as discussions with the management bodies in housing estates.

“It involves the Housing and Local Government Ministry together with the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry, the state government and the Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) to find a way on how we can standardize the issue as a whole,” she told reporters after the Inauguration Ceremony of the Taman Murai Jaya Community Hub, Durian Tunggal yesterday.

On Monday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Affairs) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed was reported to have said that the government would finalize the standardization of a number of issues including regulations and taxes involving hotels and Airbnb, in an effort to help the sector which was severely affected by Covid-19.

Source: EdgeProp.my


  1. tahusamatahu
    September 21st, 2020 at 10:11 | #1

    More regulations at this crucial juncture ? To stiffer yet again ?

  2. JJ
    September 21st, 2020 at 15:29 | #2

    By right airnnb should bebanned totally, given the disturbances it normally causes to residential neighbours, but i think the gov is trying to help both operators and budget travellers, so registration is definitely required.

  3. Sammy
    September 21st, 2020 at 15:56 | #3

    All in all, airbnb should not be allowed to operate in “condo” , landed properties otherwise !

  4. MajorArches
    September 23rd, 2020 at 11:15 | #4

    Airbnb/Shorterm should be implmented into Service Aprtments Only, Commercial Title does not mean can do Airbnb/Shorterm .

(You can also Login/Register to submit your comment using unique ID)

Comment Guidelines
  • Avoid political discussion.
  • Comments with inappropriate wordings or personal attack may be moderated or deleted.
  • Developer must register before comment. All anonymous comments claimed to be from developer without registration will be deleted.
  • All advertisement in the comment will be deleted. Please contact us for advertising details.

To advertise your property in this page under "Related Properties for Sale/Rent":
 1. Submit your property at PenangPropertySale.com, it's FREE!
 (Please do not advertise your property in the comment)