Landlords and tenants urged to provide input

Preliminary results of a community survey into giving locals more affordable rental options are already showing strong support from local landlords and tenants but more responses are needed.
The survey, conducted by local housing group My Home Network (MHN), explores two initiatives aimed at giving people more affordable rental options – a local not-for-profit real estate agency and a Home Share scheme.
Preliminary results show 85 per cent of landlords of a vacant or rental property who completed the survey said they would be interested in renting their property with a not-for-profit real estate agency.
Meanwhile, more than 74 per cent of landlords with one or more rooms to rent would consider using the Home Share model, and nearly 80 per cent potential tenants said they would consider using the Home Share model. See today’s Mail for the full story and find out how you can take part.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.