Increasing numbers of people are finding themselves homeless because they can no longer pay their bills. Massive rental and utility price increases have outstripped the capacity of low and fixed income earners to pay.
Good rental tenants should not be suffering the consequences of the incompetence of real estate agencies and the behaviour of bad tenants. How do we escape? We rent directly from an owner.
Here are some options you can try if you find yourself confronting homelessness, with insufficient income to pay market rentals.
One issue with many of the short-term or alternative forms of housing is the very grey area around tenant's rights. You may have more than you think. Read on to find out.
Centrelink should be our best friend, the organisation that rescues us when we fall through the gaps, and cannot help ourselves. But too often, the organisation has become bullying and at times, downright cruel, harassing and threatening vulnerable individuals who are just trying to do their best to survive.
There are many guest houses, boarding houses, motels, motels, container homes, tiny homes, providing casual but longish-term accommodation, appearing on the market.
Sites offering share housing - including for seniors - are proliferating on the web. However there are many potential issues with share housing you should take into account.
The sad fact is that many of the low cost accommodation options that work for fit young single people or responsible older people, are not available for women with children.