Rental housing--Law and legislation

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...

Report

Research project for Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc.
24 Sep 2018

This research project sought to identify appropriate planning responses to the rise of online platforms for short term holiday rental accommodation in coastal Australia.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report discusses Housing New Zealand’s past approach to methamphetamine contamination in its properties.

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

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

A report by the Tenants’ Union of NSW
14 Mar 2018

This report finds that while the Boarding Houses Act 2012 was an historic step forward which has brought some improvement, it has not created the real change needed for the residents of boarding houses in New South Wales.

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?

Report

30 Oct 2017

The investigation received numerous submissions from current and former public housing tenants, along with advocacy groups, detailing their experiences of the Department of Health and Human Services' maintenance claims practices.

Report

Efficiency standards to cut energy bills, reduce pollution and create jobs
28 Sep 2017

This report maps out how minimum efficiency standards for rental homes could tackle a long-standing problem, and create thousands of jobs in trades, services and manufacturing across Victoria.

Commentary

Article

15 Feb 2017

The rental market in Australia appears to have become something like a war zone.

According to a new national study, co-authored by CHOICE, thousands of tenants are being discriminated against and live in a climate of fear.

The research, undertaken by CHOICE, the...

Report

19 Oct 2016

Short-term holiday letting has been a traditional activity, especially in holiday areas, for many years. Managed by property owners themselves or by local agents, it has sometimes flown under the regulatory radar, occurring with limited impact and scrutiny whether or not it was actually a...

Evaluation

18 Nov 2015

The issue of rental affordability featured prominently in the 2007 Federal Election and was a priority for the incoming Government. Subsequently the elected Government commenced planning for the implementation of a new affordable housing initiative. The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) was officially launched by...

Report

30 Jun 2006

This research set out to establish an evidence base around public and private sector rental evictions in Australia that will assist in the formulation of policies and strategies that reduce the cost burden of evictions on housing providers and managers.

Report

27 Feb 2003

The private rental sector plays a key role in the Australian housing system. Its capacity to serve low- to moderate-income households, however, is constrained. This paper explores how low- and moderate-income private renters experience, perceive and indicate a need for "security of tenure".

Overview

 

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