Rental housing

Guide

19 Mar 2019
0

The Tenants' Union has produced this guide as an educative resource for people considering housing issues at the election. They have compared key tenant demographic stats for each electorate, as well as conduct a survey of parties.

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2019
191

The Australian housing market shows strong relationships between interest rates, investment, rents and prices. This paper combines these relationships in one – hopefully realistic – model. The model provides internally consistent projections for housing construction, prices and rents.

Report

A consumer-centred approach to understanding the dynamics of Australia’s private rental market
27 Feb 2019
232

This report considers the lived experience of Australians in private rental properties. It discusses the state of the rental housing market and suggests a framework for continuing research and policy development on housing.

Report

Final inquiry report
4 Dec 2018
110

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...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2018
55

The links between poor housing quality and New Zealand’s high incidence of health-related fatality are well recognised. Each year more than 20 children are killed by respiratory diseases linked to unhealthy housing. Mortality is especially high among low-income Māori and Pacific families who live in...

Report

22 Nov 2018
58

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
64

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

17 Oct 2018
65

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
208

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
116

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
4

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
31

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
276

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
18

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
259

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
272

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
211

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
90

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
40

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
18

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...

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