Australia: Talkback: renting during coronavirus

The economic impact of coronavirus has been immense and, for some of the eight million Australians living in rented accommodation, it has created great challenges.

If renters have lost work due to the virus, paying rent may have become difficult, if not impossible.

And many landlords, who depend on income from their investment property to say afloat, may also be struggling if those incomes decline or stop altogether.

If you’re a renter or a landlord, what’s been your experience of the last month or two? And have you been able to negotiate a situation that works well for you?


Penny Carr, CEO of Tenants Queensland, Convenor of the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) and representative for the International Union of Tenants in Australia

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute)

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