The Make Renting Fair Alliance is calling for ten changes that will dramatically improve life in a rented home, based on
the evidence we heard from WA renters directly.
Stop tenants being evicted without a valid reason. Introduce reasonable grounds for ending a tenancy.
Renters should be allowed to make small changes that can make a house feel like home, and improve safety, liveability and running costs of a home.
Including energy-efficient and climate-resilient housing . Most products like your car, television and even a plastic chair need to meet Australian standards - but not your rental home.
We need a mechanism to cap unfair rent increases.
Better protections for boarders and lodgers are needed under appropriate and fair law.
Tenants should be able to have a pet in suitable homes.
Introduce mediation and reported decisions for greater clarity.
Remove provisions that discriminate against the public housing tenants and give public housing tenants the same protections as other tenants.
Make advocacy services and tenancy information available to all renters.
Rent inspections every three months and other invasive requirements need to be rationalised to avoid unnecessary stress on tenants.
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