Alan Kohler’s Quarterly Essay lays out how the policies of successive governments have not only failed to address housing problems, but actively created them.
Labour’s 2021 property tax changes were meant to lower the cost of housing. But without a proper capital gains tax it only hurt investors and renters, and made the tax system overall less coherent.
Most Australians want to age at home, where they can remain connected to their communities and neighbourhoods. But what happens if you’re renting?
Here are 12 questions worth considering before you sign a residential tenancy agreement.
Mortgaged households have faced a 17.5% increase in living costs over the past two years, compared to 10.8% for households who rent.
Do you ever worry about how Airbnb rentals might be affecting your neighbourhood? Your concerns might not be misplaced.
These days people prefer to simply have access to goods and services, rather than outright owning them. But what does this mean for the future of consumerism?
Many tenants might fail to report problems out of fear of being evicted.
Landlords don’t think renters will pay more for homes with rooftop solar. But the evidence suggests otherwise.
In order to ensure new multi-unit housing prioritizes comfort and health, future residents and building owners should know what design choices to advocate for.
An expert breaks down the new proposals.
Mould is a health hazard and renters are most at risk. Here experts in health, law, building and construction examine the problem of mould in homes and offer guidance for both renters and landlords.
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.
In order for Canada to overcome the housing affordability crisis, individuals, families, the real estate industry and government all need to work together.
Since the 1980s, Australia’s housing market has become a ‘closed shop’ that expands the wealth of existing home owners and investors. Alison Pennington traces the changes – and suggests another way.
A scholar who examines the impact of property ownership explains why purchasing a home comes with many moral obligations.
A drop in gas prices helped tame inflation in December 2022. But grocery prices and housing costs continued to rise.
Renting can be a challenge for environmentally conscious tenants, but there are several ways you can save energy while remaining on good terms with your landlord.
Tenancy law and rent raises are complex - an expert breaks it down.
Canadians need to take steps to better address the financial insecurity of seniors. Otherwise, Canada may encounter a growing tide of desperate seniors in the near future.