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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 […]

The September edition of Tasmanian Rents shows that rents rose in all regions and all urban centres in the last quarter, and this contributed to a statewide rise in rents of 8.9% for the past 12 months.  For comprehensive information on quarterly and annual rents across Tasmania, download our free publication, Tasmania Rents.

Rents for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties in the South all increased by more than 10% in the last financial year, compounding upon 5% increases in the financial year prior to that. Meanwhile in Inner Launceston, rents for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom all rose by 6% or more in the last 12 months.  […]

Earlier today, we appeared before Tasmania’s Upper House calling for urgent action to prioritise long-term tenants over short-term accommodation providers including Airbnb. A copy of the latest research was provided to members of the Select Committee including the fact that 40 per cent of rental stock in Glamorgan/Spring Bay Council, 17 per cent in Break O’Day […]

Two months ago we wrote to the Housing Minister asking that he abide by his commitment to “improve transparency in the rapidly changing sharing economy”. Specifically, we requested a list of the data sought by the Government from short-term accommodation providers and the data provided in response. Find our letter here. Read the Housing Minister’s […]

Two weeks ago we wrote to the Housing Minister asking that he abide by his commitment to “improve transparency in the rapidly changing sharing economy”. We asked that the Minister provide us with the data provided by Airbnb and other short-term accommodation providers . The data is due by the end of July and we […]

We have written to all members of the House of Assembly calling for an immediate moratorium on the short-term accommodation industry. We strongly believe that the Government now has more than enough evidence to warrant regulation. Find a copy of the letter here.  

The March quarter edition of Tasmanian Rents shows that rents in Southern Tasmania rose by 5% in the last quarter, while Northern Tasmania rents fell by 0.1% and North West rents increased by 2.3%.  We have also introduced new statistics that for Greater Hobart, Greater Launceston and the North West Coast which show similar trends. […]

AMENDED The latest (amended) issue of Tasmanian Rents is out now and shows continued rent increases across much of Southern Tasmania.  Inner Launceston rents have started rising in this quarter but could be an temporary aberration.  For this and more comprehensive data view the December 2017 Tasmanian Rents now.