Rental housing

Report

Final inquiry report
4 Dec 2018

This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...

Report

22 Nov 2018

This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...

Report

8 Nov 2018

This study looks at how short-term letting (STL) platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Booking.com are reshaping housing opportunity in private markets. It analyses Airbnb listing data from Sydney and Melbourne to reveal insights into the extent STL is contributing to housing affordability issues and to...

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17 Oct 2018

Indoor mould growth is a common problem in homes and workplaces which is usually easy to treat, and generally does not impact on human health. In some cases, human contact with mould can cause health issues, such as worsening asthma symptoms, an allergic response, and...

Report

9 Oct 2018

This work discusses the policy implications of the survey results, particularly around tenure security, the growing number of older renters and the importance of the private rental sector (PRS) for households falling out of home ownership.

Policy report

17 Sep 2018

Ending homelessness is within our means. Homelessness should be rare, the experience brief, and it should not recur in cycles of repeated homelessness. With the right measures in place, homelessness is preventable, early intervention achievable, and that keeping people housed is possible.

Fact sheet

15 Sep 2018

In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.

The paper summarises an evaluation of relevant literature. Although the...

Discussion paper

Proposed healthy homes standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress, drainage and draught stopping
4 Sep 2018

The healthy homes standards will set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught-stopping, drainage and the control of moisture in residential rental properties. This discussion paper has been released to seek public comment on the proposals.

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Bill, including a comprehensive background, an analysis of several key features of the Bill, and a comparison with other jurisdictions in Australia.

Discussion paper

27 Aug 2018

The reform of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) aims to promote good-faith relationships in the renting environment, and to ensure there are appropriate protections in place for both tenants and landlords.

Report

2 Aug 2018

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.

Report

19 Jul 2018

This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal, informal and supported pathways. It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This web report provides up-to-date information relating to government funded provision of social housing, rent assistance, purchase assistance and support services to help households maintain their tenancies.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Unaffordable housing and inadequate security of tenure in the private rental market are major issues for low-to-middle income households in Sydney. The city has seen an increased competition in the private rental housing market with upward pressure on rents. Shared housing, via online accommodation listings,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

There is a large body of work on rental stress in Australian cities that is largely premised on the nexus between housing costs and income (Hulse et al 2015; Liu et al 2016; National Shelter and SGS, 2017). These studies map the (real and hypothetical)...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Housing is fundamentally important to family wellbeing. Secure, affordable housing assists family members to care for one another through life events and transitions, promotes healthy child development and enables engagement in social and economic spheres beyond and within the home. Yet, while an emerging body...

Report

29 Apr 2018

Our housing system is failing millions of Australians. Rents have been rising much faster than people’s incomes and we don't have enough secure, affordable rentals. This year’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that we need action now to stop more and more people from falling into...

Report

4 Apr 2018

This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2018

Inland Revenue is seeking feedback on a proposal to ring-fence losses on residential rental properties. The intention of the new policy is to level the playing field between speculators, investors and homebuyers.

Report

24 Jan 2018

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

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