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    See our Facebook Live chat 2 July 2020 answering renters questions

    Facebook Live 2 July Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for joining us. Please ask your question withing the live chat window and keep them 1-3 sentences long if possible. Posted by Tenants Victoria on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

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    See our Facebook Live chat 25 June 2020 answering renters questions

    Facebook Live 25 June Thanks so much for joining us for our Facebook Live session and thanks to all those who sent in questions. If we didn't get a chance to answer your question this time around, please contact our legal team through our tenants advice line or email at tenantsvic.org.au/contact. Till next time! Posted by Tenants Victoria on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

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    Share your COVID-19 story to help other renters

    Do the rent reduction survey >> Did you try to get a rent reduction due to COVID-19? What was it like? What helped? Any problems? We are looking for your honest feedback about your experience with: – the real estate agent – the landlord – Tenants Victoria – Consumer Affairs Victoria – mediation services – rent relief grants We will use your answers to campaign for better laws. Do the survey. Share your COVID-19 renting

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    See our Facebook Live chat 29 May 2020 answering renters questions

    Facebook Live 29 May 2020 Thanks everyone for joining us for our second Facebook Live chat ! Today our Director of Community Engagement Farah Farouque and one of our skilled tenancy lawyers Georga Wootton discussed the rent reduction process and answered COVID-19 related questions from tenants.If you need more information about your rental rights during the health crisis, be sure to visit our website, read our COVID-19 guide, or call our tenant advice line at

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    A new guide for renters explains temporary tenancy laws

      The new Victorian laws temporarily change how the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 operates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These laws will apply for 6 months from 29 March 2020. The changes introduced by the new laws include: • changes to evictions, including a ban on notices to vacate • a ban on rent increases • changes to when tenants can move out (see updates on changes to this) • changes to tenants’ obligations,

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.