This is exactly why we need national tenancy standards and real rights for renters.
In many states, landlords already aren’t supposed to unreasonably withhold consent for minor modifications. Yet renters stilllive as second-class citizens, when your landlord can kick you out of your home just for asking permission to help make it accessible.
If you’ve ever experienced a dodgy landlord, or are struggling with housing security or rent increases, we need you to tell your story. The Greens have secured the first ever national inquiry into renting, and it’s taking submissions. What we need now is for the inquiry to receive thousands of stories from renters, so Labor is forced to listen, and we can help build pressure ahead of National Cabinet considering what to do about renters rights later this year.
Adding your story only takes a few minutes, and you can easily do it on your phone. Head to https://greens.org.au/rent-inquiry and add your submission now.