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Has COVID induced property vacancies swung the balances of power in the inner-city property market?

By DANIEL LO SURDO Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inner-city property market could generally be understood in three words: fierce, competitive, and lucrative.  The property development boom that has defined much of 21st century inner-city Sydney residential patterns resulted in a seemingly never-failing product for landlords seeking - and enjoying - an immediate return […]

Ground shifts under tenancy laws

BY LANIE TINDALE   New tenancy reforms introduced by the NSW government have no addressed ‘no grounds’ eviction laws. The Inner West Council and inner west advocacy groups have expressed support for tenancy reforms proposed by better regulation minister Matt Kean but say landlords should not be able to evict tenants without a reason. The […]

Tenancy reforms help women leave violence

By Lanie Tindale  Proposed NSW tenancy law reforms allowing domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately, has widespread support among politicians and domestic violence specialists.   These changes mean that domestic violence victims will be able to terminate their tenancy without penalty and will prevent them from being blacklisted by landlords because of property damage caused by an abusive partner. Senior solicitor Kellie McDonald […]

Messy renters lose out

BY MICK DALEY Rampant inflation in the rental market is one of the great economic issues for Australian battlers. But if figures released by commercial cleaning company UrbanYou are to be believed, renters themselves are wasting staggering amounts of money each year. Styling themselves as a ‘home services marketplace’ , UrbanYou have released a survey […]