Renting During a Pandemic- Research Report

By 16/11/2020December 14th, 2020No Comments

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute have released a new research report Post pandemic landlord-renter relationships in Australia about the mental and economic wellbeing of landlords and tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time the perceived stress levels of tenants were found to be higher than landlords, due to issues around paying rent, future uncertainty, and challenges associated with living in lockdown in share houses

From the findings in this study, a range of future policy measures to better support the landlord–tenant relationship are recommended including a protective negotiation framework, clear government advice for real estate agents, centralised guidance on tenant hardship and a landlord hardship fund.

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