Saturday February 29, 2020

It’s not all bad news for tenants

Rent controls mean most are sitting pretty, with only new arrivals to the market feeling any real pain

10th September, 2017

For renters it’s the best of times and the worst of times. We know all about the bad bits as the media and poverty assistance groups have done a stand-up job of highlighting the issues of high rents, rogue landlords and homelessness.

However, this overlooks the very pro-tenant changes that have taken place at the same time. In November 2015, the then environment minister Alan Kelly brought out a two-year rent freeze. Prior...

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