‘I’ve got a tent’: Australians being hit hard by rental crisis

‘I’ve got a tent’: Australians being hit hard by rental crisis

Helen Howell is planning to pitch a tent outside her mother’s house in Launceston if she can’t find a place to live in the next month. The 48-year-old Tasmanian has applied for 10 rentals in the past three weeks, but has found many are being snapped up even before they are open for inspection. “We’ve been looking for houses flat-out. It’s crazy,” she told AAP. Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >> “I’ve got a tent and a really good sleeping bag my brother gave me. If worst comes to worst I’ll pitch a tent up across the road (from my mother’s house).” From the riverside city of Launceston to red-dirt towns in the Pilbara, a rental crunch is hitting Australia. The stress is …
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