Remove barriers to energy efficiency for rental properties
Consumer Action’s National Debt Helpline service provided financial counselling to over 11,000 people in the 2018/19 financial year. Often issues with low quality rental properties or disputes with rental providers are identified as key contributors to the financial issues people face when calling this service.
As discussed in the Tenants Victoria submission, reforms in relation to open flued gas space heaters must ensure tenant’s safety and work with other tenancy regulation reforms. Such reforms should act to remove barriers to improving energy efficiency which can deliver significant energy bill savings and improvements to health and wellbeing for renters.
You can read the full letter of support here [PDF].