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rent increases since COVID-19
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Weekly rents increase by $150 since start of COVID-19

Rent prices have increased by more than 32% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to property analysis firm CoreLogic.

Changes for Queensland renters
Economics News Politics

Queensland cracks down on rent bidding

Changes for Queensland renters have been announced in response to a persisting housing crisis across the state.

Rent bidding in NSW
Economics Politics

Property agents failing to stop rent bidding

Rent bidding in NSW has been illegal for 12 months, but one-quarter of real estate agents still aren’t following the rules.

WA Airbnb
News

Here’s why WA is offering $10,000 to Airbnb property owners

Property owners in WA could receive $10,000 to list their accommodation as long-term rentals, instead of on ‘short-stay’ accommodation platforms, like Airbnb and Stayz.

nsw rent bidding ban
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Real estate agents in NSW caught illegally rent bidding almost every day this year

Agents are being caught asking for offers on rental properties higher than what’s advertised, in a practice known as rent bidding. Here’s how

are rent prices increasing in australia
Economics News

Rent prices in Australia’s capital cities had a historic rise in the last year

Why are rent prices rising? New data released this found rent prices in capital cities has had record increases this year. Here’s why

Queensland rent cap
News

Queensland rent increases will be limited to once a year under new controls

The Queensland Government has announced plans to curb housing stress through a new rent cap. But Parliament will need to approve it first.

Could Australia be heading for a housing "bust"?
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There will be new restrictions on ‘rent bidding’ in NSW from this week

What is it, and will it make housing more affordable?

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