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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.
Through a discussion of the social and political circumstances and debate surrounding government policy regarding landlord/tenant relations, housing quality and supply, and owner occupancy; this paper argues that policy evolution is irregular and a product of the exigencies of the political process.
In this study, based mainly on 17 in-depth interviews, I explore the financial implications of being an older private renter in Sydney.
This project was developed in response to the anecdotal evidence of the poor standard of rental accommodation available to low income earners of the western suburbs of Melbourne, coupled with the lack of tenant-initiated repairs disputes at VCAT.
This study, conducted by Shelter SA, the peak body for housing in South Australia, constitutes the first methodical look at rooming housing in South Australia since 2003.
Private rental brokerage programs (PRBPs) are a key pillar of support for disadvantaged people accessing and sustaining private rental. This is in addition to more formal private rental assistance programs delivered by state and territory governments; and Commonwealth financial assistance in the form of Commonwealth...
The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households.
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...
This research project investigated the marginal rental housing market, which includes boarding or rooming houses and residential (caravan) park accommodation and provided a typology of marginal rental housing.