27 Aug 2018

Proposed ban for bidding on rental housing

From Afternoons, 1:17 pm on 27 August 2018

Housing Minister Phil Twyford announced proposals this morning for reforms to existing tenancy law. 

The changes would stop no-cause tenancy terminations, increase the notice landlords need to give before moving back into a home and limit rent increases to once a year. 

The changes would also put an end to rental bidding, where prospective tenants are encouraged to "bid" how much rent they could pay.

Renters United spokesperson Kate Day joins us to discuss what this means for tenants.

House  with "For Rent" sign in front

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