Struggle to secure rent reductions
Posted on: Fri 7 Aug 2020
At the start of 2020, Australian renters were already vulnerable to an economic shock. To make matters worse, coronavirus had a greater impact on industries like hospitality and service sectors where renters were more likely to work.
Many renters were helped by expanded income support, but according to a new report released this week, few were lucky enough to secure a rent reduction.
Better Renting is a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and liveable homes. Their report Rent due: renting and stress during COVID-19 explores the experiences of renters in Australia over the past months.
Joel Dignam, Executive Director of Better Renting speaks with Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis about the findings.
Produced by Soph Landau