Unlimited rent increases should be illegal.
Almost 60% of people in Prahran rent their home. Too often renters are being forced to compete for substandard homes no one can afford. And more and more people are struggling to pay rent and ending up homeless.
Everyone needs a home to live in but right now politics works for property investors and developers, not renters.
As long as unlimited rent increases are legal, more renters will be pushed into housing stress and homelessness.
The Greens have a plan to make homes affordable and available. The government can make renting affordable with a 2-year rent freeze, and capping further increases.
We can push the government to:
- Freeze rents
- Cap further rent increases
- Properly regulate Airbnbs
- Enforce and increase the vacancy tax
I’ll keep pushing in Parliament to make renting fair and more affordable for renters in Prahran and across the state.