The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is letting us know that his plans to make renting more expensive, but more environmentally friendly, are back on the table:
This week, the Greens will bring back their Rental Standards Bill. A failure to implement the bill’s minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties is effectively leaving 1/3 of Canberrans out of the Government’s plans to improve energy efficiency.
The bill, which was introduced last year, sets basic minimum energy, water and security standards for rental properties in the ACT, including public housing.
“30% of the ACT’s housing stock is tenanted and the Greens bill will deliver significant benefits for Canberra renters,” Greens climate change spokesperson, Shane Rattenbury MLA, said today.
As a renter I can’t say I relish getting kicked out of my current place so the landlord can undertake remedial standards work, and then having to rent a new place recently refurbished with a landlord trying to recoup the costs.