Private Rental Housing

Supported by Swinburne University's Centre for Urban Transitions, this collection contains government, academic and other sector reports as well as media discussion about the financing, development and supply of rental housing, tenant access and rental property management in Australia.

Private Rental Housing

Submission

15 Jul 2015

The Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) is seeking submissions on, amongst other things, the use of cheques in an evolving payments system where the use of cheques, in general, is declining with electronic payments being preferred for many, but not all, transactions. The REIA notes...

Blog post

17 Jun 2015

When will we see the Uber of real estate? Is there an industry disruption around the corner?

Blog post

14 Jun 2015

DFA has just released the latest analysis of survey results which shows that nationally 35% of all First Time Buyers are going direct to the Investment sector.

Research report

10 Jun 2015

The research sought to measure whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based on weekly rent of no more than 30 per cent of gross household income and ‘available’ referring to the extent to which affordable dwellings are in fact...

Commentary

10 Jun 2015

What if there were an Uber for the real estate market?

Discussion paper

29 May 2015

This research study investigates the effectiveness of residential investment vehicles in enhancing the supply of private rental properties in Australia and elsewhere. It explores the current opportunity to develop an effective residential investment vehicle to expand the supply of private rental housing in Australia, and...

Report

19 Mar 2015

Trends in rents The Melbourne Rent Index (MRI) increased by 1.0 per cent in the March quarter. In the twelve months to March 2015, the MRI increased by 2.1 per cent.

Journal article

13 Mar 2015

Out of 37,000 enterprises operating within the Australian real estate industry, well over 50% of those are franchised outlets suggesting franchising popularity.

Other text

11 Mar 2015

In the USA under the JOBS legislation equity crowd funding of real estate is “on a roll” and a home unit development on Sydney’s North Shore has been crowd funded in Singapore. What are the regulatory models in Australia and how does ASIC view compliance?...

Research report

3 Mar 2015

This report reviews the National Rental Affordability Scheme experience and other emerging developments around the institutional financing of rental housing. Drawing on interviews with finance experts and senior policymakers, as well as a review of recent Australian and UK publications, the report details 10 recommendations...

Submission

15 Feb 2015

The Commission’s Issue Paper deals with the review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (the MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (the TTMRA).

REIA’s response focusses on real estate professionals and addresses the Commission’s terms of reference to recommend ways to further improve the...

Discussion paper

8 Dec 2014

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...

Research report

7 Dec 2014

Examines the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and compared this with the situation in 2006.

Research report

15 Oct 2014

This report presents information on trends and issues in housing policy, housing affordability and housing assistance provided to populations with special needs.

Summary

Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of Australians. It provides a platform for a range of...

Research report

30 Sep 2014

Explores the factors influencing tenant choices to remain in or depart from public housing.

Article

28 Aug 2014

Australia’s real estate industry is heavily steeped in bricks-and-mortar shop fronts and all the antique marketing techniques to match.

Research report

20 Aug 2014

This report shows that over 1 million people are living in private rental accommodation in Victoria. These tenants occupy around a quarter of all households across the state.

Summary

The TUV has analysed ABS Census data from 2011 and identified the "average‟...

Submission

15 Jul 2014

The overriding objectives of the proposed standards are to be flexible and responsive to industry, less onerous, reduce costs for RTOs and less of a regulatory burden for RTOs. Furthermore the national training system is to be industry led, using appropriately skilled trainers and assessors...

Journal article

16 Jun 2014

This article proposes that single housing tenure categories do not enable an understanding of the ways in which households use, occupy and own residential properties in the context of broad demographic, economic and social changes.

Adapting work on sub-tenure housing choice, housing tenure is...

Research report

7 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As home ownership rates decline across all age cohorts, the suboptimal quantity, allocation, and security of housing opportunities in the rental market has received increasing policy attention. To date, fiscal strategies for attracting investment towards rental housing have had limited success, especially...