The Australian Greens today launched a national survey to determine where, how, and to what extent tenants and people looking for rental properties are getting a rough deal. The Rental Health Check - http://www.greens.org.au/rental-health-check
"With escalating rents and the shortfall in available rental properties, more and more renters are competing with each other for what can be substandard, over-priced, insecure or inappropriate housing," Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said.
"Despite renters making up one third of all Australian households, housing affordability debates focus solely on home ownership. That has to change.
"The Greens care about families and singles struggling to pay the rent, or living in ill-maintained and insecure accommodation.
"The Greens are making housing affordability a key focus this election, and we want to hear from renters.
"We want to know what portion of their income goes to rent, whether their rental properties are adequately maintained and secure, and whether they are forced into paying higher utility bills due to basics such as lack of insulation or poorly maintained properties."
"The Rental Health Check survey takes just a few minutes to complete; we look forward to hearing from you."