News | 27th Sep, 2017

Bringing rental homes up to scratch

Efficiency standards to cut energy bills, reduce pollution & create jobs.

Rental homes are currently only required to meet whatever building standards were in place when they were constructed – which for some homes could have been 100 years ago. So while standards for new buildings have been steadily improving, rental homes are falling behind and renters are paying the price.

This report maps out how minimum efficiency standards for rental homes could tackle a long-standing problem, and create thousands of jobs in trades, services and manufacturing across Victoria.

We have also released a database of renters and landlords who support the standards and want to talk to the media.

You can also read our 8 myths and facts about efficiency standards for rental homes to see responses to some common questions >>

Read the one page summary factsheet

Download the report [2 MB]