I also suspect this may become a mandatory requirement at some stage for landlords, but no doubts the laws will differ depending on the State.
So in Feb 2017, the hashtag of #rentinoz went Viral, thanks to the combined work of National shelter, Dontrentme.com.au, TUNSW and of course, the big trigger, this Choice Australia Report.
The quote below is just one of many in the pond that triggered my predictions for how rental rights will change
Renting is miserable. Our last landlord threatened to “fix” two broken air conditioners by removing them. Instead, they were left broken. garthk (@garthk) | Twitter
Real Estate agents will become a lot pickier with their clients and the quality of the repair work done.
Senior Property Managers will be able to breach the landlord to the local administrative court if they are breaking tenancy laws.
A new generation of Landlords versus Slumlords enter the market.
Property Investors in some areas are getting both savvy and empathic to the fact that these are people’s homes that they are paying off their mortgage of with. Therefore, I think owners/landlords will be more particular about the jobs are done and, as we know, in the trade industry, good quality has a price tag.
Australia is getting hotter, so air conditioning design will be more important, and with that, a shift toward renewable energy solutions such as solar power.
So I’ve opened up a potential can of worms here
What happens if it’s the Tradie that owns the investment property and wants to do plumbing when he is a sparkie by trade? What happens if it’s a picture hook or a Rail that needs fixing? What about general maintenance duties? Will landlords be able to mow the lawn of the property they own while tenanted??
I just don’t know how that will pan out and I’m not in Parliment ( thank goodness) and in charge of fixing this embarrassing mess. I.E. Rental rights in a supposably Developed Country.The Landscape is changing slowing but surely.There will be lots more debate about this, as political parties press ahead with the issues.