Family of four moving into house carrying boxes

Transcript - Grace's story

Grace

One day we got a call from a real estate agent who said ‘didn’t he mention that we sold the property a month ago and you guys need to be out in two weeks’.

We didn’t have many legal rights because it was pretty dodgy.

Yeah waiting to get my last bond back took over six months In order to pay the bond for this place I had to borrow money from people.

It was hugely competitive to get a place around here.

We ended up having to offer $20 more at this place than they were asking because that’s how desperate we were for housing.

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One in four Victorians rent their home.

So the Victorian Government is making renting fair.

We’re introducing: Long-term, secure leases.

Fewer rent increases.

Smaller bonds that you get back faster.

More flexibility for alterations, and pets.

And we’re cracking down on dodgy landlords.

We’re giving renters more security.

And the ability to make their rental house a home.

We’re making renting fair.

Visit rentfair.vic.gov.au to find out how.

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