NSW Greens Housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP says that ending ‘no grounds’ evictions in NSW is a simple reform that will provide much needed security for renters in Newcastle, Port Stephens, the Hunter and across the state.
The Greens are kicking off a campaign to end ‘no grounds’ evictions with the launch of the rentersrights.org.au website.
“Many renters live in fear of being thrown out of their home, even when they pay rent on time and look after the property. These laws are unfair and out of date,” Ms Leong said.Read more
NSW Greens spokesperson for Housing Jenny Leong MP says that the NSW Government must consider the needs of the growing number of tenants facing lifelong renting as they address the housing affordability crisis.
“The reason that affordable housing is so essential is that it provides people on moderate incomes with a safe and secure place to live. That security should also be extended to renters and there’s a simple and immediate way to do that – by ending ‘no grounds’ evictions,” says Ms Leong.Read more
Almost 40 per cent of New South Wales households are now renting, and more people than ever will be lifelong renters.
Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on Rental Issues Jenny Leong MP explains why urgent reforms are needed to remove 'no grounds' evictions, to provide more security for renters in NSW.Read more
The NSW Government has proposed a number of reforms to the real estate and property services industry. While some of the proposals will improve the industry, the reforms do not do enough to protect the significant number of NSW residents who have dealings with the industry, either as renters or as the buyers or sellers of property.Read more
NSW Fair Trading has released the Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 in response to the 210 public submissions that suggested improvements to NSW rental laws earlier this year.
The report signals a bleak future for NSW renters.Read more
Longer Leases, Stable Rents and End to No-Grounds Evictions At Core of Greens’ Rental Law Reform Campaign
The Greens have called for extensive reform of NSW rental laws, to give renters improved access to safe and secure housing, in their response to the government’s Discussion Paper on the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act.Read more
There’s an opportunity to reform NSW rental laws in 2016, with the Review of the NSW Residential Tenancies Act.
Although rental properties are people’s homes, too often they are used as a way for dodgy landlords to maximise profits, at the expense of tenants’ security and safety.
NSW Greens spokesperson for Tenancy and Rental Housing Jenny Leong has asked renters to share their ‘Rental Horror Stories’ on Facebook, as part of the Greens’ campaign for renters’ rights. Renters can also share their rental experiences via an online renters’ survey. The stories that are submitted will be used to identify the biggest problems with the current rental system.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Anglicare snapshot shows that it’s time for urgent action on housing affordability crisis
An important new Rental Affordability Snapshot from Anglicare highlights the need for broad reforms to housing policy and tenancy laws to address the crisis in the state’s housing sector, warn the Greens.Read more
NSW Greens launch initiative to 'Stand Up for Renters'
Today NSW Greens candidate for Newtown Jenny Leong was joined by Australian Greens Housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlum and Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker to launch an initiative to strengthen renters’ rights in NSW. The ‘Standing Up for Renters‘ campaign is to update tenancy laws to reflect the increase in long-term renting, especially in inner Sydney suburbs.
Jenny Leong, Greens candidate for Newtown said:
"If elected, I will introduce a bill to the lower house that updates tenancy laws to reflect the changing housing market. The NSW Greens Bill will:
- Increase security of tenure by ending 'no grounds' evictions
- Allow rent increases only once per year
- Allow annual rent increases at no more than CPI (around 2-3% per year)