You don’t always have to agree to a rent increase.
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Tenancy law and rent raises are complex - an expert breaks it down.
Tenants are rarely allowed to make permanent changes to a house. And many landlords know little about the conditions tenants endure, but most who do retrofit homes do it to improve renters’ comfort.
Should have been listening.
Economists shape the world in many ways, but some of their conclusions are counter-intuitive to say the least.
While the idea of rent controls can seem attractive at first glance, the evidence suggests the government is right to be sceptical of their ability to help ease the housing crisis.
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The amount of ‘commercial’ activity on the home sharing platform has increased drastically.
A St. Louis woman is evicted from her home.
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Studies show that tenants facing eviction who have a lawyer are a lot less likely to lose their home.
The Supreme Court lifted the CDC’s eviction ban.
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A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
An eviction crisis appears imminent.
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Millions of Americans with tens of billions in unpaid rent face eviction and loss of their home.
The historical city of Kumasi is undergoing significant change.
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The displacement of low-income households in favour of middle- and high-income professionals in Kumasi is a cause for concern.
The CDC order may offer some tenants breathing room.
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The CDC’s sweeping eviction moratorium leaves more questions than answers – as well as concerns that it merely pushes the problem into winter.
A department store employee wheels clothes across Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall on August 5 2020, as retailers prepared to close their doors to customers.
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The COVID-19 crisis is stretching long strained relations between shopping centre landlords and tenants to breaking point.
Coronavirus has made it glaringly obvious how serious the problems with UK housing are.
Protesters demanding a freeze on rents in Minneapolis.
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Current measures prohibiting the eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won’t last forever. A 40-year-old voucher program might be a longer term solution.
Many want to do the right thing – tenants and landlords alike. But they lack guidance on how to go about it while still keeping their own heads above water.
Representatives of tenants and agents agree that leaving individuals to try to sort out rent reductions has created a mess. It calls for government to step in to look after both renters and landlords.
Australia’s renters have been given a six-month moratorium from evictions for not paying rent. Some states and territories are offering other assistance.
The consequences of laws introduced into both the NSW and Tasmanian parliaments are anything but foreseeable.
Melbourne Central shopping centre, Wednesday.
Deferring rent won’t be enough to help businesses in empty shopping centres survive. They know they’ll have to pay it on the other side.
Even landlords think involving social housing tenants is critical to running properties, but too often it doesn’t happen.
Renting can be more restrictive than you might think.