Our rental market is broken and it’s time to take urgent action to improve conditions for the 31% of West Australians who rent.
With an increasing proportion of Western Australians now seeing renting as their only option, improving the conditions of our rental housing as well as the rights of tenants is well overdue.
The Greens have a plan to deliver a more equitable playing field that is fair to both landlords and renters by:
1. Increasing security of tenure:
We will end no-grounds evictions and enable long-term leases that give tenants certainty without the threat of onerous break-least costs.
2. Ensuring stable, affordable and fair rental prices:
We will restrict the frequency of rent increases and cap increases according to CPI and median wage growth.
3. Introducing minimum standards for security, maintenance and energy efficiency
Tenants deserve to feel secure in their own home, and to have adequate insulation, heating and cooling. Reduced power bills from energy efficient appliances and solar PV should be available to low-income renters.
4. Allowing tenants to make their house a home
We will allow minor renovations such as hanging pictures and installing shelves and ban ‘no-pets’ clauses so that tenants don’t have to choose between their pets and their home.
5. Introducing better protections for vulnerable groups
We want to improve the rights of those who are most at risk, such as boarders, lodgers and students living in on-campus accommodation.
Everyone has a right to be able to feel at home in their home, and you can help us make this happen by adding your voice to show the government you want to see real change in the renting sector.
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