This project reviews Australia’s divergent residential tenancies laws and examines the evidence regarding factors shaping rental investment. Using legal research, key stakeholder interviews, a ‘difference-indifferences’ analysis of rental bonds data, and a survey of rental investors, the research presents options for developing a national tenancy reform agenda.
This research takes stock of the current state of residential tenancy laws across
Australia, and uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the extent to which
these laws and other policy and market factors affect rental housing investment. From
this evidence base the research generates options for a national agenda on tenancy law
reform in line with national housing policy priorities.