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Advocacy groups welcome ACT landlord tax exemptions

Social policy and housing advocacy organisations have welcomed the extension of land tax exemptions for landlords who provide cheaper rentals but warn there is more work to do in solving the ACT’s housing crisis.

Tax exemptions for landlords who provide cheaper rentals

The ACT Government has indefinitely extended land tax exemptions for landlords who rent their properties at less than 75% market rates.

National push for minimum rental standards

The ACT Government says it's currently developing the standards and will enact some regulation by the end of the year.

Canberra rental prices hit record high

New data released by Domain today reveals rent in the ACT is at an all-time high, with median rent for houses 3.4% higher than this time last year.

ACT Renting Book updated amid rental crisis

The ACT Government has released its latest Renting Book, containing information for renters about their rights within the ACT system.

Housing crisis: Canberra is Australia’s most expensive city to rent

The Canberra rental market is in crisis. High prices and competition for accommodation are putting homes out of ordinary Canberrans’ reach.

Eviction moratorium extended three months

The moratorium on evictions for Canberra renters impacted by COVID-19 has been extended by three months to 22 October and includes evictions for rental arrears, under new measures to support tenants impacted...

Housing stress worsens under pandemic: ANU

The number of Australians experiencing housing stress, unable to pay their rent or mortgage on time, has more than doubled since the pandemic began, data from the Australian National University (ANU) suggests. In...

Clarity on rental relief measures

The ACT Government has announced more information will be provided for tenants, landlords and real estate agents to navigate the uncertainty around rental relief measures initiated in response to COVID-19. Work is also...

ACT industry welcomes rental measures amid eviction moratorium confusion

New rental measures announced by the ACT Government on Thursday (2 April) will see landlords offered an incentive to reduce rents for tenants in stress.

$214 million rescue package for households, businesses and health

The ACT Government’s $214 million economic relief package for households, businesses and frontline health includes rent and rate support schemes.
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