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Renters are calling for a non-compliance registry for dodgy landlords

By RACHEL CLARK Dealing with a dodgy landlord is almost like hearing an old wives’ tale, believing that these stories we hear could never happen to us – until it does. That situation that became a reality for Rachel Black. Having not rented a house in 15 years, until a work opportunity came up in […]

Pandemic blow to renter mental health

By ALLISON HORE More than half of renters in Australia have experienced worse mental health outcomes during the pandemic as a result of their living situation, new data reveals.  A survey of 15,000 tenants revealed factors such as loss of income, inability to pay rent, insecure leases and eviction risk- coupled with lockdowns and social […]

Sydney rental woes to continue

By Vanessa Lim About 40 per cent of people in Sydney are now renting according to a 2018 study by the Committee for Sydney. The figure rises to over 50 per cent for people living near the heart of Sydney sparking concerns about housing affordability. Karen Walsh, the CEO of Shelter NSW said, “There’s nothing […]