Greens plan to give renters stronger voice
RENTERS could get more bargaining power with landlords under an election proposal from The Greens.
The minor party's policy aims to create a national standard for tenancy issues such as rent increases, power and water charges and maintenance.
Greens housing spokesman Senator Scott Ludlam said renters deserved a "level playing field that is nationally-consistent".
The policy announcement said it would cost $100 million each year in $500 grants for property owners to upgrade properties, plus $3 million to extra tenancy advocacy services.
The policy has not been costed by the Treasury as to what the effect on the budget would be if it was implemented.