We’ve partnered with the National Shelter and National Association of Tenant Organisations to release a report on the experiences of Australians who rent (PDF).
Our research indicates that many renters are living on the edge, including families unable to make their homes safe for their kids, people are living in homes with mould that reappears or is hard to remove, which is causing them to get sick. In fact, more than half of all people who rent are living in a home that needs repairs – but many are concerned that a request for repairs could mean a rent rise or result in them being evicted.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s time for a nationally coordinated approach to renting. State and territory laws are piecemeal and offer different protections depending on where you live in Australia. We’re calling for fair and consistent rules that apply equally to everyone.
Please add your voice to our campaign to let politicians know that we need fairer rules for renters. That way we can ensure that all the people we know who rent – our kids, our friends, our neighbours – will have the security to create a home.