Essential Report

Negative gearing – impact on rents

Dec 4, 2018

Q. And do you think restricting negative gearing to new homes will increase rents, lower rents or make no difference?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Lower rents 14% 20% 11% 12% 10%
Increase rents 37% 29% 49% 31% 41%
Make no difference 24% 28% 19% 26% 30%
Don’t know  26% 24% 21% 30% 18%

Labor voters are more likely than other voters to believe restricting negative gearing will lower rents (20%), whereas Coalition voters are more likely than others to this it will increase rents (49%).

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