Landlords and tenants are calling for changes in rental laws across the country, with some claiming Australian tenants have fewer rights than renters in other countries.

Census data shows that renting is on the rise with 31 per cent of Australians living in a rental property compared to 27 per cent in the 1990s.

With housing prices sky-rocketing, students and young people are forced to move back into home or live in share houses. However, some young tenants are often unaware they are not protected by law.

Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service team leader Warren Wheeler has called for legislative changes to stop unfair evictions.

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