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Tenancy Databases in the Context of Tenure Management: Risk minimisation and tenant outcomes in the private rental sector. Positioning paper prepared for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Queensland University of Technology

Adkins, Barbara A., Short, Patricia, Mead, Elspeth J., Owens, Rod, & Heffernan, Maree E. (2003) Tenancy Databases in the Context of Tenure Management: Risk minimisation and tenant outcomes in the private rental sector. Positioning paper prepared for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

As the continuing acquisition of social housing declines in Australia, people on low incomes and those with complex needs are increasingly dependent on the private rental market for long-term housing. The resulting ‘polarisation of clientele’ in combination with a relatively poor quality of tenancy management (Burke, 2000), produces a tendency to conflict and disputation between landlords and tenants. In this context, risk minimisation is likely to become an increasingly important feature of tenure management in the private rental field. This paper examines the emergence of tenancy databases – their uses and impacts – in the context of key issues of tenure management in the Australian private rental sector. The paper proposes a framework from which to study landlords’ decisions to list - and the logics employed in screening – tenants, and tenants’ understandings of the implications of listing on their prospects for participation in private rental and other tenure options.

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Item Type: Other
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Keywords: tenancy databases, social risk management
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 19:43

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