Category Archives: Community Housing

    Some renters miss out on more benefits of the new laws

    We told you about some of the new laws that some renters will miss out on, such as minimum standards, which will only apply to people moving into a new property, and safety-related activities that will only apply to people signing a new lease after 1 July 2020. As well as those things, there are other areas where renters on periodic (e.g. month-to-month) leases will miss out. This includes those in public housing, community housing

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    Your last chance to influence Victoria’s new rental laws

    The Victorian Government has released the Regulatory Impact Statement and draft regulations for its new rental laws.

    See www.engage.vic.gov.au/rentingregulations for more information.

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    Community Housing Providers publishing Tenant Policies Online

    Tenants Victoria welcomes greater transparency for community housing tenants, enabling them to better understand and manage their tenancies. Community housing providers must now publish their policies online, according to new guidelines set by The Housing Register, the state department which oversees social housing in Victoria. Community housing tenants will now be able to access policies on housing allocation, rent setting, modifications, inspections, repairs, complaints and more on their housing provider’s website. See Guidance note on

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.