- by theguardian
- 20 Mar 2023
A Brisbane real estate agency has urged landlords to consider raising rents by more than 20%, as Australia grapples with a worsening rental crisis.
It comes before the Queensland government is set to hold a housing summit this week to deal with rising homelessness and rental stress.
Carr said the email dispels the myth that the land tax proposed by the Queensland government for interstate investors would have supercharged rent increases.
She said the introduction of a landlord register would provide more transparency for the state government, providing them with information to guide policy.
Australians paid an extra $7.1bn in rent over the past year, with the average renter spending $62 more a week than they did a year ago, or more than $3,000 a year.
The Greens housing and homelessness spokesperson, Max Chandler-Mather, said the email showed urgent intervention is needed to protect tenants against unfair rent increases.
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