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A better deal for renters

With crazy house prices locking many ordinary Australians out of home ownership there are almost as many renters as people who own their own home outright.

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Did you know?

50%

of renters fear being blacklisted for complaining

1 in 3

Australians are renters

83%

of renters are on no fixed term lease

Meet Lou

Lou lives in share housing, as close as possible to her work at a hospital. Since leaving a marriage with no superannuation or financial backing she has lived where she can find work. She moved to the Hunter from the South Coast after the landlord raised her rent by $75 to $425 and she could no longer afford to stay in the area.

“You need to feel you’re safe and secure, that your rents aren’t going up when you’re salary isn’t or that a landlord can’t walk in whenever they need to.  That you can make it feel like a home. That you can have a cat or put a picture up. And that you can sign a longer lease if you need to.”

Our plan to make renting fairer

A better deal for renters

We’re calling on all Australian states and territories to change tenancy laws to protect tenants.

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We’re calling on all Australian states and territories to change tenancy laws to protect tenants against evictions, unfair rent rises, discrimination and landlords who refuse to maintain properties.

That includes:

  • Getting rid of ‘no grounds’ evictions
  • Limiting rent increases to once every 12 months
  • Tighter regulations around applications for rentals to stop discrimination
  • Minimum property standards to make sure all rental properties are livable.
  • Nationally consistent protection for renters through legislative protections against evictions, rent rises, discrimination and landlords who refuse to maintain properties

It’s time to fix the housing system.

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Join the campaign for a better, fairer housing system for everyone. Every Australian needs a place to call home.

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