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Rents continued to rise in all regions of Tasmania, according to the December edition of Tasmanian Rents. Rents in the North (comprising of Launceston and the North East) rose by 4.5%, while rents in the North West increased by 2.8% and rents in the South climbed by 3.5% during the December Quarter. For detailed statistics, […]
Housing Tasmania has appealed the decision of Parsons v Director of Housing  TASSC 82 which was handed down in early December 2018. The importance of the Parsons decision was the Supreme Court’s finding that, in effect, all public housing tenants have to be provided with the reasons for their eviction as well as being provided with an opportunity […]
The housing market is complex and a number of factors have contributed to Hobart’s vacancy rate having decreased dramatically over the past few years. As a result, the city recently toppled Sydney as the least affordable capital city in Australia relative to income. Yet, there is now more than enough evidence to demonstrate that Airbnb has had a detrimental impact resulting in a significant loss of housing stock in Tasmania. A ban of Airbnb entire properties in Greater Hobart would almost […]