The AHURI one day conference ‘Renting in Australia: Challenges and Reforms’ explored a range of factors shaping Australia’s private rental market, including data mapping Australian renters’ changing concerns throughout the pandemic, the short term dynamism of the private rental market, and a laying to rest of fears that rental regulation deters landlords from investing in private rental; and the future of renting in Australia with the rise of a new type of landlord in the form of Build to Rent.
Contrary to some predictions, tenancy law reforms in NSW and Victoria have had very little impact on landlords’ decisions to invest in, or stop investing in, private rental housing, new AHURI research reveals.
Information on appropriate and affordable housing alternatives that can help older Australians avoid ongoing housing stress or even homelessness is complex, fragmented and at times absent, and does not lead to effective decision making, new AHURI research finds.
Across the nation rental vacancy rates are at historic lows, with consequential large increases in housing rents that are devastating people on low incomes. With Australians becoming more aware of how serious Australia’s rental crisis really is, the upcoming AHURI one day Conference ‘Renting in Australia - challenges and reforms’ is of timely importance.
The new Commonwealth Government Budget announced on Tuesday 25 October includes welcome commitments to affordable housing and new housing supply, in particular formalising housing policies that the Labor party took to the May 2022 election.