I received an email today from the Make Renting Fair campaigners asking me to sign a petition to make renting fairer by capping rent increases at CPI in the ACT. “Today, a new report from Domain  found that Canberra has the highest house rents in Australia, and the second highest rents for units - $550 and $450 per week. In response, we’re calling on the ACT government to protect renters against excessive rent increases.They could do this by requiring a landlord to justify any rental increase above CPI. Will you sign our petition asking for a fairer system for rent increases? While the government has dithered, rents in Canberra have climbed by at least 7% in the last 12 months. Now, we need them to take urgent action. While an investment property may belong to a landlord, it’s also a renter’s home. Rent increases should be fair - because nobody should have to lose their home because of an excessive rental increase.” .............. The text on their website says... Make Renting Fair People who rent deserve stable, affordable, and liveable homes. As part of the Make Renting Fair CBR Alliance, Better Renting is pushing for three critical reforms to make life better for renters: an end to unfair evictions, a fairer system for rent increases, & minimum standards for rental properties. Please sign our petition and join the campaign! Dear Minister Ramsay, People who rent in Canberra deserve stable, affordable, and liveable homes. I support an end to unfair evictions, restrictions on unfair rent increases, and minimum standards for rental properties. Another in the long list of rental reforms currently being pushed across the country... What do you think? Will this one succeed?