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Thousands of vacant Perth properties while renters plea for a roof

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Thousands of vacant Perth properties while renters plea for a roof

Courtney Trenwith

April 18, 2012

Tens of thousands of WA properties are vacant and not available to rent despite the state's desperate need for more accommodation.

While renters are queuing up and offering bribes to secure a home, there are as many as 48,000 dwellings unoccupied across the state, according to analyst BIS Shrapnel.

But Mr Mellor said the figure remained significant and would make a major dent in the housing waiting list if those properties were added to the rental market or sold to first home buyers.

"There's no quick fix [to the housing shortage]," he said.

"The only thing would be if people who owned second homes ... rented it out.

http://watoday.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/thousands-of-vacant-perth-properties-while-renters-plea-for-a-roof-20120418-1x6st.html

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