Update: No grounds evictions

It's no suprise that homeowners are happier than renters, who can be evicted at any time, for any reason. 

A survey by National Australia Bank has found the wellbeing of those who own a house or unit is above the national average while the wellbeing of those who rent is below average.

It's unsurprising when you consider rental prices and the fact that private rental housing is fundamentally insecure.

Australian tenants are often too scared to assert their rights against landlords for fear of being evicted without explanation.

These 'no grounds' evictions are banned in most countries in the OECD, yet Australia's rental laws are still clearly stacked against tenants.

No grounds evictions are particularly concerning in light of the recent census data that reveals one third of Australians are now renting.

The Make Renting Fair campaign backed by NSW housing peak organisations has been tirelessly working to change legislation which allows no grounds evictions and replace it with a range of reasonable grounds for ending a lease.

So far NSW Labor and the Greens have agreed to end no grounds evictions, while the NSW Government has declared that the sections of the Residential Tenancies Act that allow landlords to terminate leases without reason will remain unchanged.