Housing

Residential laws

Residential laws in Victoria up for change, but not enough

Victoria’s long-awaited residential tenancy reforms hit the table in the state parliament’s lower house this week. But while Premier Daniel Andrews said the reforms would be the biggest change to the state’s residential tenancy in 20 years, missing in action was any requirement for minimum energy standards and thermal comfort.

End of NRAS means even less affordable housing

NRAS, the National Rental Affordability Scheme, was meant to assist the housing affordability crisis. Trouble was it had a beginning and an end, with the end coming way too soon for too many.

Yolk adds to growing sustainability portfolio

Victoria and WA-based Yolk Property Group has been selected alongside Southern Cross Care WA to develop a residential, aged care and retirement living precinct in Perth’s Champion Lakes. Yolk will…

AHURI research twisted to support negative gearing

The Property Council of Australia has used new research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to argue that negative gearing is not responsible for high home prices.