Other states may well follow Victoria’s lead, but the 7.5% levy is likely to have a very modest impact on rental housing supply. There’s much more governments could do.
Well-off investors with multiple properties own a majority of rental homes. They have no excuse not to do the right thing by their tenants.
Grattan Institute calculations suggest that the 200,000 homes the state and territory leaders have agreed to build over five years will result in billions in savings for renters.
Do you ever worry about how Airbnb rentals might be affecting your neighbourhood? Your concerns might not be misplaced.
The Greens and housing support groups want rent rises frozen but this might actually reduce the availability of suitable housing stock.
As student protests against high rents unfurl across Italy, one academic points out one of the groups most likely to end up on the streets under a far-right government: young black men.
An expert on what the post-homeownership world looks like.
Canadian universities host thousands of international students, many of whom come from India. While all these students need housing, many face discrimination in the rental market.
Homelessness crises in both Ireland and England highlight problems with the private rental sector.
A scholar who examines the impact of property ownership explains why purchasing a home comes with many moral obligations.
Rent assistance is only $10-14 per day, well below rent levels.
Build-to-rent developments have been touted as a way to deliver affordable housing on a large scale. But, to date, the sector has not been focused on housing for people on lower incomes.
It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.
New research shows discrimination against Aboriginal Victorians in the private rental housing market is systemic, but there are solutions.
Tenancy law and rent raises are complex - an expert breaks it down.
Investing in housing means providing a home. National tenancy reforms are reshaping the role of landlords to reflect this responsibility.
Sydney’s Domain, Melbourne’s Dudley Flats and the banks of the River Torrens in Adelaide were just a few places where communities of people experiencing homelessness sprung up in the early 1930s.
The amount of ‘commercial’ activity on the home sharing platform has increased drastically.
Empowering older adults to become digital citizens will not only help them stay connected, but help them access essential services like housing.
A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.