Tenure Security and Private Renters in Queensland

Adkins, Barbara A., Guthrie, Diane, & Summerville, Jennifer A. (2001) Tenure Security and Private Renters in Queensland. In National Housing Conference, 2001, Brisbane.

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Several studies report that private renters are far more likely to cite lack of security of tenure as a disadvantage than those who rent from the public sector (Foard, et al, 1994; Burgess & Skeltys, 1992). Understanding the role of tenure security in the private rental sector is important given that private rental, in general, has become a "more permanent element of the housing careers of low-, and increasingly middle-, income Australians" (Beer, 1999). The challenge for both policy makers and housing providers is to understand the nature of demand for legal security of tenure across different categories of low and moderate-income renters. This paper provides a framework for exploring the effects of a number of demographic, dispositional and circumstantial variables on the demand for security of tenure including tradeoffs that are relevant to these preferences. The paper then discusses some results of preliminary focus groups that shed light on the contexts in which preferences for length of lease and so on are discussed. It is argued that these should form the basis of a further study that addresses tenants’ expectations and practices with respect to security of tenure, and the way these can inform strategies aimed at successful housing (DoH) and building the capacity (FACS) of private renters to achieve this.

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ID Code: 2461
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: tenure security, private renters, mobility
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:28

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