Climate change adaptation in the rental sector

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Instone, Lesley, Mee, Kathleen J., Palmer, Jane, Williams, Miriam and Vaughan, Nicola. 2015. "Climate change adaptation in the rental sector." Palutikof, Jean P., Boulter, Sarah L., Barnett, Jon and Rissik, David (ed.) Applied studies in climate adaptation. Oxford, United Kingdom. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 372-379
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Climate change adaptation in the rental sector

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2349
Book TitleApplied studies in climate adaptation
AuthorsInstone, Lesley (Author), Mee, Kathleen J. (Author), Palmer, Jane (Author), Williams, Miriam (Author) and Vaughan, Nicola (Author)
EditorsPalutikof, Jean P., Boulter, Sarah L., Barnett, Jon and Rissik, David
Page Range372-379
Chapter Number41
Number of Pages8
Year2015
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
ISBN9781118845028
9781118845011
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118845028.ch41
Web Address (URL)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118845028
Abstract

This chapter examines both assets and barriers for climate adaptation in the rental housing sector through a case study of renters and housing managers in regional Australia. The study included in-depth semi-structured interviews with 22 tenants and 17 housing managers in the public and private housing sectors. A wide range of secondary sources including media articles, sustainable renting guides and legislative and policy documents. Private sector tenants believed that negative social and political attitudes to renters in Australia were an obstacle to changing tenancy conditions and improving housing. There was a wide range of views among property managers about the importance or reality of climate change, from belief to some scepticism. Amending tenancy conditions to enhance the active contribution of tenants to climate change adaptation may require innovative legislative frameworks that reflect climate change and equity imperatives as well as protection for landlords and tenants.

Keywordsclimate adaptation, tenants, rental housing, community housing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440699. Human geography not elsewhere classified
440714. Urban policy
330499. Urban and regional planning not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Newcastle
University of Technology Sydney
Australian Capital Territory Government
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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