I know other parties have discussed a WOF for rental properties but that doesn't mean we can't come up with a policy for it as well. Property rent guides by suburb already exist, how about anything 5% higher than the current level incurs an inspection? How about a hotline for reporting underpar properties? How about licensing ALL property managers/real estate agents with a binding contract with professional standards and ethics and clearly defined penalties for breaking these? While I'm on it, there has to be a penalty for leaving houses empty beyond a reasonable time and for land/house banking in areas experiencing housing shortages.
Do you like this suggestion?