Which rental properties will be most affected by COVID-19? & FREQUENTLY ASKED TAX QUESTIONS FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19
Most commentators are predicting that rents will drop in the coming months due to less tenant demand and more supply.
According to Domain figures, the number of rentals hitting the market was up 18 per cent in early April compared with the same period last year.
So, will this apply across all rental markets, and which rental markets will be most affected?
Areas like Port Douglas, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast have long been a hotspot for Airbnb and short-stay accommodation servicing a short and medium-term international market.
Typically some of Australia’s strongest rental markets, now the areas are experiencing an oversupply. The exodus of tourists coupled with the short-term rental ban has forced landlords to seek longer-term tenants.
Many rental properties are vacant, forcing landlords to discount their rent to attract tenants.
While the good news is that this situation is temporary, the bad news is we don’t yet know when…
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