A word from our CEO
Too many renters remain under pressure - and their concerns are hitting the headlines.
We've recently seen calls for a nationwide rent freeze which poses numerous complexities, not least the division of powers between the federal and state or territory governments. A more practical solution in our state, we believe, is to develop a ‘fairness formula’ for rent increases.
Our system here in Victoria is focused on formal processes for rent increases, including a right to challenge them, but does not account for what is reasonable and affordable for the renter to pay. This month we've seen a surge in stressed people come to us, citing rent increases varying from $30 to $190 a week.
It's time to put the issue of rent increases on the reform agenda.
CEO, Tenants Victoria