It's like a roadworthy for your rental. Read the full Greens proposal here.
Dear Premier Napthine,
One third of Australia's households are rented. For a growing number of Victorians, renting is their only long term option. So it should be a secure, well maintained, comfortable option with insulation and other measures to reduce their energy bills.
Nearly every product on the market has to meet standards, from food to cars to computers. But there is no roadworthy for your rental.
Rent is often a person’s biggest weekly expense, but affordable rentals can be damp, drafty places with little or no heating and cooking facilities.
Good accommodation leads to better health. Insulation, good repair and energy efficient appliances decrease the cost of living, as well as reducing our impact on the environment and climate change.
All rental homes should have to meet basic standards in relation to repair, comfort, safety, facilities and energy efficiency.
Landlords should need a lawful reason to evict renters. All Victorians deserve basic, decent accommodation.
I strongly urge you to support basic standards for rental accommodation.