Dynamic Business Logo
Home Button
Bookmark Button

It appears there will be no relief for renters over the next year, with prices set to remain high, according to housing professionals.

President of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, David Airey said the biggest influence on rents would come from employment figures. With unemployment expected to rise over the next year, the already tight rental market is set to get even tighter.

“Unemployment often drives people into renting. If more people want to rent, there will be fewer properties and so rents will increase – it’s pretty simple,” he said.

Airey also believes that if Australia’s housing shortage gets worse over the next few months, it could severely impact the rental property market, driving more people to rent, increasing demand and thus pushing up rental prices.

However, LJ Hooker national property manager Jan Malmstrom said the market will flatten out in 2010, meaning rents won’t get any higher than they already are.

People who read this, also liked:
Report reveals cheaper to buy than rent

What do you think?

    Be the first to comment

Add a new comment

Jessica Stanic

Jessica Stanic

Jessica has a background in both marketing and journalism and is dedicated to making the website the leading online resource for small to medium businesses with ambitions to grow.

View all posts