Head-leased dwelling (private)
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to an entity which provides housing via head-leasing arrangements. The gaining entity 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. State and territory residential tenancies acts apply to both leases.
Collection and usage attributes
Head-leasing is commonly undertaken in the social 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 data collections.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Department of Social Services
COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2009. Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations: National Affordable Housing Agreement. Canberra: COAG. Viewed 5 September 2016, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/national_agreements.aspx.
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Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous housing (PH & SOMIH) DSS 2018-
Service provider organisation—number of head-leased dwellings, total N[NNN]
State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2013-14
State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2014-17
State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2017-18
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