COVID-19 has forced a growing number of Australians to choose between staying warm and paying high energy bills.
- by Andrew Taylor
More people die from cold temperatures in Sydney than Sweden, which housing advocates blame on energy poverty and poor building standards.
- by Andrew Taylor
"Home ownership is great but it's not the ultimate state of validation," says Yummii Nguyen who is considering moving into Mirvac's new rental development.
- by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
A company that leases apartments to Chinese students in Melbourne has deregistered itself, owing renters from China thousands of dollars each.
- by Clay Lucas
From dealing with sudden isolation together to navigating the work day with new (loud) colleagues, here's how some Aussie renters are coping.
- by Sophie Aubrey
Major banks say house prices could collapse by up to 30 per cent in the next three years in a prolonged economic slump as CBD rentals are drained of tenants.
- by Clancy Yeates, Jennifer Duke and Kate Burke
The biggest collapse in overseas visitors and foreign student arrivals in the nation's history is driving up the number of empty apartments and stoking fears for the long-term future of the tourism industry.
- by Jennifer Duke and Shane Wright
Mother-of-two Natalie Smith wants to move home because of ongoing maintenance problems at her Mernda rental, but her real estate agent said she would have to prove financial hardship.
- by Clay Lucas and Rachel Eddie
From high-society mover and shaker in the 1980s and '90s, Glen-Marie Frost now lives in public housing and shops at Kmart. How this upbeat born survivor has dealt with her changed circumstances offers life lessons for everyone.
- by Jane Cadzow
Doubling the dole has kept a portion of the rental market affordable for the unemployed for the first time in 11 years, while economists predict a steep fall in rent.
- by Jennifer Duke
WA has a new set of residential and commercial tenancy laws put in place while the government attempts to arrest the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
- by Nathan Hondros and Hamish Hastie