With so many South Australians locked out of home ownership, long-term renting is becoming the new normal for more and more people. Between a quarter and a third of South Australians are renters and this number growing every year. With this comes a growing need for affordable and secure long-term rental properties.
Sadly, our current rental laws are inadequate and the system is skewed in favour of landlords and against people who rent.
The ability for landlords to easily evict people for no good reason causes great uncertainty and stress, especially for families with school-age children, who can't be sure where they are going to be living in a year's time. Others live in a climate of fear of being evicted, discriminated against or “blacklisted” if they speak up about repairs or other issues with the property.
People should be able to live in a quality home that is safe and comfortable, with their pets and long-term security of tenure.
The Greens want to redress this imbalance and give South Australian renters better rights and protections.
We want to hear your stories and lived experience of renting in South Australia. By sharing your renting experience, you can help us convince the State Government that the law needs fixing, now!
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