Currently if you rent your home in NSW, you can be evicted without being given a reason. This is called a ‘no grounds’ eviction. Make Renting Fair want to see a change in NSW tenancy law so that when someone is evicted there is always a fair reason given.
Renters can – and do – get kicked out for things like asking for basic repairs or questioning a steep increase in the rent. Or simply because their landlord doesn’t like them. It also means many renters live in fear of losing their home and just don’t ask for their legislated rights like maintenance or repairs to be carried out.