Every year thousands of people seek assistance with disputes, difficulties and disadvantage they experience while renting their home. These issues often arise due to the structural inequity in our residential rental system.
However, there is an opportunity to make better and fairer laws for renters in WA during the review of the Residential Tenancies Act, which is taking place in 2019/20.
Will you support the campaign to help Make Renting Fair in WA?
Once considered a transitional phase on the road to homeownership, the modern rental market is fast breaking this stereotype, with many people now renting for much longer through both necessity and choice. Thanks to housing prices continuing to rise out of sync with incomes, there are now approximately 750,000 people living in rental properties across Western Australia.
Rental disputes, insecure housing, rental stress, unfair evictions, and unaddressed maintenance issues can have a significant impact on peoples’ mental health, family and school life, productivity at work and their general wellbeing, regardless of their income or social status.
By donating to the Make Renting Fair Alliance, you will be contributing to a once in a generation legal reform that will leave a lasting legacy of social justice for renters for many years to come.
Organisations from across the community are joining the Make Renting Fair campaign because better, fairer laws for renters is good for everyone, including landlords.
Together, we want to level the playing field by removing the structural inequality in the rental system to create opportunities for mutual benefit for both landlords and renters.
Donations to the campaign are tax deductible and will go toward engagement with renters in the law reform process.
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