Head-leased dwelling (private)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017|
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
|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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Has been superseded by Head-leased dwelling (private) Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017
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