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    Residential tenancies update – 25 March 2020

    Posted by sunita on  March 25, 2020

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    purpose To provide consistent and timely updates to Victorian tenants on the developing response to COVID-19 as it impacts housing security. update While the health, policy and service provision responses are still changing, as at 25 March 2020 we understand that: The National Cabinet will meet on Friday 27 March 2020 to determine an in-principle approach to residential tenancies. This is likely to consider whether evictions can proceed in the short term, and if so

    No place for evictions in a national health crisis

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  March 17, 2020

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    Media release Tuesday 17 March 2020   Victoria’s specialist tenancy legal service, Tenants Victoria, has contacted the Victorian Consumer Affairs Minister and Attorney General seeking special measures in rental housing to support social isolation and public safety. This would mean a temporary suspension on evictions during the COVID-19 national health crisis. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge, said she hoped that Minister Marlene Kairouz and Attorney General Jill Hennessy would take urgent action to keep people

    Tenants Victoria welcomes changes to make it easier for renters to have pets

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  March 3, 2020

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    Friday 28 February 2020 Tenants Victoria has welcomed changes starting next week aimed at making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets. It says the new changes will end the common practice of indiscriminate bans on pets in rental properties, but could leave renters in hot water if they don’t understand and follow the new rules. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge, said renters wanting pets have been waiting a long time and it is

    Tenancy experts call for more housing, support and advice for vulnerable Victorians

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  February 24, 2020

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    Victoria’s specialist tenancy legal service and peak body for renters, Tenants Victoria, is calling for a stronger response from all levels of government to prevent and reduce homelessness and housing insecurity. Its submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Homelessness in Victoria inquiry highlighted the systematic issues causing homelessness to increase across the state. These included the diminishing availability of public housing, lack of alignment between public and community housing rules, lack of effective eviction prevention, lack

    A big thank you to renters and supporters!

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  December 20, 2019

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    Thank you to everyone who made a submission on the draft Residential Tenancy Regulations 2020. Over 700 submissions were sent via our website – and many others were sent directly to the Victorian Government via Engage Victoria. We really appreciate your generosity and support, particularly at the busy end of year, to make positive submissions that we hope will benefit all Victorian renters. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and hope we
    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.