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Outlook brightening for landlords affected by student absences

Landlords facing rental losses due to the absence of international students would be well served to hold onto their investments rather than cut their losses and sell in a depressed market.

International student walking in Sydney CBD
International students may be few in number now, but the situation could change rapidly once borders reopen. Photo: Shutterstock

Landlords facing rental losses due to the absence of international students would be well served to hold onto their investments rather than cut their losses and sell in a depressed market.

That’s the call from Juwai IQI co-founder Georg Chmiel, whose research indicates values and rents are likely to rebound quickly once the student population rebuilds after international borders reopen.

Mr Chmiel, who had similar advice for apartment investors …