STATE’S RENTAL WOES

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

SHOULD be law that if you buy you have to live in it or you are lim­ited to only one in­vest­ment prop­erty. Too many north is­lan­ders have been pur­chas­ing down here for decades as in­vest­ment prop­er­ties! Now we are see­ing longterm re­sults. Natalie Saun­ders

AIRBNB and the lack of re­zon­ing of land by lo­cal coun­cil and state gov­ern­ment are the ma­jor con­trib­u­tors to the prob­lem. Open up more land, then peo­ple will build as that’s the only op­tion now, then you will see the real es­tate mar­ket sta­bilise. Damien Hollingsworth

IT is re­ally hard out there. We have rented most of our mar­ried life of 45 years, and have never had trou­ble find­ing a place. You turn up to an open home with on av­er­age 50-80 other cou­ples. Took my grand­daugh­ter seven months to be ac­cepted for a pri­vate rental. Fam­i­lies with chil­dren are find­ing it even harder. Some­thing needs to be done now. Not after a study, or a chin­wag. NOW. Karen Eve­lyn Coun­sell

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