Brisbane rental market not his as hard as other cities: Domain

Brisbane rental market not his as hard as other cities: Domain
Brisbane rental market not his as hard as other cities: Domain

Brisbane house and unit rents fell over the June quarter, although rents remained flat over the year, according to the June quarterly rental report from Domain.

While the Brisbane rental market has not been as impacted compared to other cities, international border closures, plummeting foreign student numbers, job losses and pay cuts have still made their mark, with Brisbane’s CBD particularly exposed to reduced rental demand.

The number of advertised rentals jumped from March to June and more landlords have cut asking rents.


June 2020 QoQ change for Brisbane rental prices

“Brisbane house and unit rents fell over the June quarter, although rents held steady over the year. The rental market is fragmented across Brisbane’s regions. House rents in higher priced areas weakened, while prices in more affordable areas were steady in their asking rent. Units in Brisbane city had the steepest quarterly fall while several areas remained stable or marginally increased.”

“Brisbane’s vacancy rate has nudged higher compared to last year, despite this the number of advertised rentals are shrinking from the time of the city’s construction boom. It stems from the recent reduced demand temporarily lifting the number of available rentals. To date, the Brisbane rental market has not been as affected compared to other capitals, but international border closures, plummeting foreign student numbers, job losses and pay cuts have had an impact. Brisbane’s CBD is particularly exposed to the reduced demand, with advertised rentals jumping from March to June and more landlords cutting asking rents.” 

“Sunshine Coast rents remain at record highs, with houses at $500 a week, steady from last quarter and units at $410 a week which have held at this high for a year. The Gold Coast is a two-speed rental market: house rents remain at a high of $520 but unit rents dropped over the quarter and year, marking the first annual fall since 2013. Gold Coast unit prices are likely to be more exposed to a drop in international tourism,” said Domain Senior Research Analyst, Dr Nicola Powell.

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