Coronavirus: PM Scott Morrison announces relief for commercial landlords, tenants | ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces new rental waivers and deferrals for commercial tenants hit by the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Under the scheme landlords will have to reduce leases in proportion to the reduction in the tenant’s business. The waivers will have to account for at least 50 per cent of the reduction in … Read more Coronavirus: PM Scott Morrison announces relief for commercial landlords, tenants | ABC News

Covid-19 – France: Free of charge accommodation for health workers

As part of an initiative with Airbnb and the French government, more than 5 million rental properties are being made available and free of charge to health workers on the frontline of the crisis. Report by Erika Olavarria and E. Gainsford. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Covid-19 – France: Free of charge accommodation for health workers

New gathering limits, a moratorium on evictions to battle COVID-19 pandemic | ABC News

Full National Cabinet press conference: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced tighter restrictions on gatherings and a moratorium on evictions as part of Australia’s plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. There’s a two-person limit to gatherings in public. Previously the maximum gathering size was 10 people, excluding family members. Outside gyms and skateparks will be … Read more New gathering limits, a moratorium on evictions to battle COVID-19 pandemic | ABC News

Coronavirus pandemic hits renters and landlords amid mass job losses | ABC News

In residential rental markets across Australia renters are flooding advocacy services with calls for assistance. Landlords are also feeling the pinch as tenants run out of money to pay rent. Both groups want the government to help them get through the crisis. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Coronavirus pandemic hits renters and landlords amid mass job losses | ABC News

Live in an Airbnb or go homeless | nzherald.co.nz

A Hamilton mum is paying a minimum of $650 a week for herself and her two teenagers to have a room in a shared house via Airbnb after they have repeatedly failed to secure a new rental. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12313485 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on … Read more Live in an Airbnb or go homeless | nzherald.co.nz

Calls for action as Tasmania’s rental squeeze extends beyond the major cities | ABC News

New figures reveal the rental squeeze in Tasmania is now being felt outside major cities. State Government figures show Hobart rental prices increased by 21 per cent from March 2013 to March 2018. The lack of affordability has prompted the tenants’ union to call for legislated rent controls. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/hobart-tenancy-market-leaves-single-mum-in-rent-despair/11977282 For more from … Read more Calls for action as Tasmania’s rental squeeze extends beyond the major cities | ABC News

UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Palestinians have welcomed a United Nations report listing companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The UN and most of the international community recognise these settlements as illegal. The UN says it has identified more than 100 firms including the US-based home-rental company Airbnb. Israel has described the publication as … Read more UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Tourists owed thousands after 4WD hire firm sold amid court action | ABC News

Tourists are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Gold Coast car rental company is sold and its parent company goes into liquidation, with the ACCC suing the firm in the Federal Court. Read more here: https://ab.co/2SaOQe5 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Tourists owed thousands after 4WD hire firm sold amid court action | ABC News

Meet the Berlin residents fighting soaring rents and mega-landlords | ITV News

Berlin’s Senate approved a controversial rental cap, due to take effect in early 2020, as part of measures to tackle what they call an ‘overheated rental market’. All big cities face issues around property, such as soaring rents, gentrification and the supply of housing not keeping up with demand. In Berlin, following decades of privatisation, … Read more Meet the Berlin residents fighting soaring rents and mega-landlords | ITV News