Category Archives: Make Renting Fair

    Do tenants have to pay for professional cleaning?

    Have you ever been asked to get your rented home professionally cleaned when it wasn’t needed? Under the new laws the Government is trying to prevent landlords from being able to ask renters for professional cleaning unless it’s really needed. But the way they’ve written it in the law, it’s still not clear when professional cleaning can be asked for. The government is proposing that the new standard rental agreement should include this: The landlord

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    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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    Message from the CEO

    It has been a busy few months at Tenants Victoria, with plenty of activity in both the private and public rental sectors. The biggest news in recent weeks has been the passage of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 by Victoria’s Parliament on 6 September 2018.  Make Renting Fair has published an outline of what this bill – now called the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 – will entail for renters. The next step for

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    Historic step forward for renters as Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 passes through Victorian Parliament

    Victoria’s peak tenancy body welcomes the news that the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 has tonight passed through Parliament. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 marks first significant change to the state’s tenancy laws in twenty years.  Sweeping reforms include abolishing ‘no reason’ notices to vacate, subjecting rental properties to minimum property standards that address health and safety concerns, allowing tenants to undertake certain minor modifications, and making it easier to rent with pets.  New

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.