Head-leased dwelling (private)
Glossary Item Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017
|Definition:||Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) housing providers via head-leasing arrangements. The CSHA housing provider is usually responsible for tenant selection and tenancy management functions.|
Head-leasing involves at least two leases: one between the dwelling owner and the lessee, and one between the provider and the tenant. The Residential Tenancies Act applies to both leases.
Collection and usage attributes
Head-leasing is commonly undertaken in the community housing sector, where non-Government organisations head-lease housing stock from the private sector and state and territory Governments, and sublease it directly to the tenants. It is important to identify those dwellings that are head-leased from the private sector, as maintenance and other management costs are generally incurred by the owner, and therefore may not be captured in the annual CSHA data collections.
Source and reference attributes
NSW Department of Housing
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Department of Housing - Policy EST0012A: Headleasing
CSHA Community housing data collection manual 2001-02
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Is re-engineered from Head-leased dwelling (private), version 1, DEC, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.4 KB)
No registration status
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017