Submissions

This page collates Better Renting's submissions to various consultation processes.

Submission re: Build-to-rent tax concessions

In April 2024 the Commonwealth Government sought feedback on proposed tax concessions for new build-to-rent projects. Better Renting made a submission calling for affordable tenancies, single ownership retention, and tenancy security. The body of our submission is below.

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Response to NSW consultation paper on rental laws

NSW recently sought submissions in response to a consultation paper on improving rental laws. Our submission provided feedback on removing 'no grounds' terminations, making it easier for renters to have pets, protecting renters' privacy, the issue of excessive rent increases, and the need for minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes. The submission is available for download here.


Submission to Senate Inquiry on the worsening rental crisis in Australia

In June 2023 the Australian Senate referred an inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia to the Community Affairs References Committee. Better Renting made a submission to this inquiry, calling for action to: limit rent increases, give tenants more control over how their tenancies end, and establish minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes. You can download our submission here.


Better Renting submission to the inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis in Victoria

In early July Better Renting made a submission to the Inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis in Victoria. We called on the Victorian Government to:

  • abolish unfair evictions at the end of the first fixed-term of a tenancy,
  • implement limits on rent increases, &
  • expand minimum energy efficiency standards for rentals.
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Submission on SA Rental Reform

Better Renting made a submission to SA's Consumer and Business Services in response to their consultation on "Modernising SA's renting laws".

Our submission is available here in pdf format


Submission on ACT minimum energy efficiency standards

The ACT Government is looking to implement minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties. In November 2021 they published a Regulatory Impact Statement and Consultation paper (available here).

Better Renting made a submission to this process. The Better Renting submission is available here.


Submission on ACT rental reform

The ACT Government recently called for submissions regarding proposed changes to ACT tenancy laws, including ending no cause evictions.

Better Renting made a submission drawing on our experience and consultation with local renters. The submission is available here.