2020 has brought some very challenging times for everyone around Australia and we have all had to make changes at a very fast pace to keep up with the constantly evolving environment in which we work and live. Horizon Housing Realty has been amazed at the resilience of our staff, tenants and landlords and are proud that, as a team, we have managed adapt, support those affected through this difficult time and continue our operations without any major impacts to our service.
Due to the impact the ever real estate changing legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the operating environment of Horizon Housing with staff predominantly working from home, a decision was made to defer the transfer of the management of properties from Horizon Housing Solutions to Horizon Housing Realty until 1 September 2020.
A recent report from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) shows Queensland’s residential rental vacancy rates for the first three-monthly quarter (1 January 2020 – 31 March 2020) show a relatively stable start for the year across major metropolitan and regional cities regardless of the
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers remains HHR’s highest priority.
Many people have been affected by job losses, which is creating financial hardship and stress across Australia. During these difficult times many tenants and landlords are feeling the same overwhelming pressure of meeting payments, whether that is rent or mortgage payments.