#IWishMyLandlordKnew :Australia





Renters across the country pay unaffordable rents, often for properties in poor condition. They are forced to ask permission to make basic life decisions – such as having a pet or hanging a picture on the wall. They ‘make do’ or keep quiet about repairs or other problems because they are worried about the threat of eviction if they make a fuss.

In July the Tenants’ Union NSW invited renters to take part in a joint action launched by the Make Renting Fair campaigns in NSW and Victoria, and the national Everybody’s Home campaign. Renters were asked to share their experiences of renting using the hashtag #IWishMyLandlordKnew to put the spotlight on the often harsh realities of renting.

Hundreds of renters jumped on social media to share things #IWishMyLandlordKnew and helped get renters and the issues they face in the news. Have a read of City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully’s editorial in the Sydney Morning Herald (The letter that sets every renters’ heart racing), or this opinion piece from our Policy & Campaigns Officer Jemima about renters getting organised to Make Renting Fair.

If you haven’t yet shared a post already you can still join in. Take a photo with a sign using the #IWishMyLandlordKnew line. Post it on your social media accounts. Or if you can’t post on social media or prefer to remain anonymous you can send photos or messages through to the Make Renting Fair NSW campaign at contact@rentingfair.org. They will post any shared photos and messages on their social media page.

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