Happy International Tenants Day – that’s today – the first Monday in October!
The International Union of Tenants (IUT) based in Sweden announced this year’s ITD theme as ‘Covid recovery, climate, and construction’. The IUT is calling for Security of Tenure, Rent Stabilisation and Rent Controls. “The focus should be on the needs of citizens for more affordable housing rather than letting short term speculative practices dominate the property market”. See their YouTube video here.
You might also want to check out how you can support improvements to Queensland tenancy laws by heading to the Make Renting Fair website or joining the Make Renting Fair in Qld online Rally on Thursday on Facebook.
Look out for TQ’s ITD events throughout this week.
ITD originated in 1986 when the French tenant organisation CNL proposed a special world day for tenants. The board of the IUT agreed and decided on 22nd May, 1986, to designate the first Monday in October as the International Tenants’ Day. The IUT announces a theme each year.