Regulating rents: international examples & experience

Alistair Sisson, Penelope Bowyer-Pont

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Rents in Australia’s private rental sector (PRS) have risen sharply in 2022 and 2023. Low vacancy rates and slow construction have led many to predict further rent increases over the coming years. It is widely acknowledged that Australia faces a rental affordability crisis, one that is most severe for lower income households.

This crisis has prompted debate about the merits of rent regulation.

In this report, Alistair Sisson and Penelope Bowyer-Pont examine the range of rent regulations in place internationally and present considerations for how rent regulation might be implemented in New South Wales (NSW).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherShelter NSW & Tenants Union of NSW
Commissioning bodyShelter NSW & Tenants Union of NSW
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


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