The insecurity of private renters – how do they manage it?

Private renters’ security of tenure in Australia has less legal protection than in other countries with high private rental rates – A new study reveals mixed responses to this state of uncertainty, writes… Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney; Hal Pawson, UNSW, and Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology A growing proportion of Australian households…

More rent rises a nightmare for tenants

House rents still increasing for most capitals House rents have continued to rise in 2017 with rental markets in most capital cities tightening and providing no relief for tenants.  Most capital cities recorded increases in house rents over the quarter with Hobart reporting the highest growth rate of 5.7 per cent to a new record…

Renting now a whole lot cheaper

Excluding Melbourne, Darwin and Canberra, rental rates across Australia’s combined capital cities continued to drop in August according to the latest CoreLogic Rent Review.  Interestingly, the August results mirrored the results for July, with both months now sharing a -0.3% drop. Weaker rental market conditions are expected to continue over the coming months as overall…

"Rogue tenants" targeting private landlords

Landlords opting to self-manage their rental properties are putting themselves at risk of being targeted by problem tenants who would not pass the background checks conducted by professional property managers. Without access to national tenancy databases, Shannon Davis, a director with Metropole Property Strategists, believes private landlords are greatly increasing the probability they will end…

Rental Report June 2016

The rental market has experienced mixed results over the last quarter, with rents falling in many of the nation’s capitals, according to the June Domain Rental Report. Tenants in Adelaide and Brisbane felt the relief of decreased rents, while prices in Perth and Darwin continued a steep decline brought on by the mining sector downturn. …

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