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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 […]

Coalition leaves tenants swinging

By WENDY BACON On March 30 the NSW Parliament passed an emergency law granting the NSW government the power to place a moratorium on evictions. But before it can come into an effect, the government needs to introduce new regulations under existing laws. So far, the Gladys Berejiklian government has failed to take action. The […]

International student troubles

BY ALANA LEVINE For many of Sydney’s international students, finding a place to live is treacherous. They navigate the housing process with no local support network, no rental history, and little knowledge of local tenancy laws. Sydney’s biggest universities — The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney — can only accommodate a small […]