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Latest news: Rent

ACT politics: Wednesday 15 May

Domestic violence, coercive control, registry marriages, rental homes, and new schools: ACT politicians' concerns this week.

ACT Government launches Rent Relief Fund

The ACT Government will give grants worth up to four weeks’ rent to eligible households experiencing financial hardship.

Canberra rent prices increase over last quarter

Canberra’s rental prices increased slightly over the quarter, yet remain unchanged since March 2023, according to the PropTrack Market Insight Report.

ACT politics: Wednesday 10 April

Construction delays, renting, electric buses, healthcare challenges, and legislation for jury reforms and the night-time economy.

Jo Clay: The rent is too damn high

The ACT Greens want to freeze rent increases completely for two years, stop big rent increases between leases, and stop rent bidding.

Canberra rents second highest behind Sydney

Despite rents in the ACT declining during 2023, Canberra remains Australia’s second-most expensive capital city in which to rent, according to CoreLogic’s Rental Market Update released today, 23 January.

Canberra rental prices drop while national market soars

Canberra’s rental prices fell in the September quarter, according to the PropTrack Market Insight Report released last week

ACT rental tenants freeze in winter

Last winter, ACT renters suffered indoor temperatures below the WHO recommended minimum of 18 degrees, according to Better Renting.

ACT Government extends Rent Relief Fund

An extension of the ACT Government Rent Relief Fund will provide targeted, short-term emergency support for low-income private renters.

Rental housing standards a threat to resident health and wellbeing

A large proportion of Australian rental properties are in such poor condition that they are putting residents’ health and wellbeing at risk.

ACT Greens call for two-year rent freeze

The ACT Greens have called for a two-year rent freeze and a 2 per cent cap on all rent increases – opinions differ.

Rattenbury: ‘Fair, secure, affordable rental homes’ are priority

Following Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot, the ACT Government has reaffirmed its commitment to helping Canberra’s renters.