Rental Reforms

Rental Reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 2018

The proposed Rental Reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 2018 were scheduled to be implemented in July this year but due to the unprecedented Coronvirus impact across the world they will now take effect on March 29th 2021. There are a total of 132 reforms, some have already been introduced with the remainder taking effect in 2021. These include changes to the rules around tenant's and landlord's rights and responsibilities including pets, rent arrears, doors and windows, vacates and maintaining the property to a particular standard. Notably the key words used have also changed. Landlords are now referred to as Rental Providers and Tenants referred to as Renters. The reforms were created after extensive research and analysis of data provided from the community and organisations directly related and impacted by housing in Victoria. Think compliance, protection and Fairer Safer Housing for all Victorians. Further information about how this information was gathered can be found at&nb...

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