inequitable laws put tenants at risk

11 02, 2015

Homelessness or injury?

By |February 11th, 2015|Blog|

Rental homes should not be killers, nor should they amputate children’s fingers.  This article from The Age newspaper today, “Boy hurt in Flemington housing estate guillotine window” amply demonstrates the risk to tenants when rental accommodation is not maintained in good repair.

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2 02, 2015

Rent as a weapon: when landlords attack.

By |February 2nd, 2015|Blog|

This particular estate agent stood out for her honesty.  She told us honestly that she had no intention of complying with her obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act.  This, of course, after we had signed the lease and moved in.

According to the agent – […]

25 11, 2014

The hypocrisy of Heidi Victoria

By |November 25th, 2014|Blog|

Any assertion that landlords provide a public service is spurious.  Landlords are motivated by profit – as they are perfectly entitled to be – but in pursuing that profit they are no more servants of the community than AGL is by retailing electricity, or David […]

24 10, 2014

Justice isn’t blind. It’s looking the other way.

By |October 24th, 2014|Blog|

Employers who recklessly endanger workers may be fined three million dollars, while employers who induce workers not to exercise their rights face penalties of five hundred thousand dollars. In my experience, landlords may do both with impunity. Our first rental home, renovated by the owners, […]