PCLC recently worked with law students from the University of Melbourne to develop our new Young Renters’ App. The App provides legal and practical information aimed at increasing young people’s knowledge and skills to access and maintain private accommodation.
Due to a severe lacking of affordable housing, a large number of people face significant barriers to entering the private rental market. Young people often face prejudice and negative perceptions that they are high-risk tenants, and often lack knowledge about their rights and the skills to find, apply for and maintain tenure of private rental properties.
The App contains a short test and users will receive a certificate of completion which they can show to real estate agents when applying for private rentals to support their application.