BCEC Report

Older Renters in the Western Australian Private Rental Sector

Strategies to enhance housing security for WA’s older renters
Report SeriesFeature
AuthorsHelen Hodgson, Amity James, Eileen Webb
PublishedOctober 2018
PublisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Number of Pages112

More people are reaching retirement age without owning a home, and the number of older people residing in the private rental market is increasing.

Fixed incomes, short leases, a lack of affordable housing options and limited capacity to modify a rental property see many older renters experiencing tenure insecurity.

This research draws on national legal, financial, planning and policy precedents, to explore interdisciplinary strategies to make housing more secure for older people in the private rental sector in metropolitan and regional WA.