an uncomfortable inefficient home
Living in a rental property, it may feel like you have no control over your comfort or the energy efficiency of your home. Rental properties are often of poor quality, with old appliances and a poorly performing building shell.
Your landlord may be unaware that their property (your home) is uncomfortable or that the old appliances are inefficient and costly to run.
Victoria has recently introduced minimum rental standards, including for energy efficiency, which is a small step in the right direction.
There are things you can do to be more comfortable at home. Some will be actions or temporary measures you can take yourself to improve your comfort. There may also be changes you could request from the landlord, including areas where your rental fails to meet the minimum standards.
A Basic Home Assessment will identify simple improvements for your rental home and empower you with knowledge if you would like to negotiate with your landlord or property manager.