Almost a third of people in NSW are renting, yet the deck is firmly stacked against them.
As more and more people are shut out of home ownership, renting has become a more permanent lifestyle. The latest census shows that homeownership for 25-34-year-olds has dropped from 66% in the 1980s to 39% in 2014.
Right now, tenants can be evicted for no reason, at any time. Tenants who have asked for basic repairs or questioned rent increases have been subject to no-fault, retaliatory evictions from landlords.
Everyone has the right to feel secure in their housing. That's why Labor will end unfair, no-fault evictions.
Under Labor's plan, a landlord will need to provide reasonable grounds to terminate a tenancy.
We will work with stakeholders to develop a set of reasonable grounds for eviction. This could include a tenant being in breach of their tenancy agreement, the need for the landlord or family to live in the premises, or the landlord's intention to sell the property.
We all have the right to make a house a home, and that starts with ending unfair, no-fault evictions.