Category Archives: Media Release

    Big promises but no details on residential evictions ban

    Tenants Victoria – Tuesday 31 March 2020 Victoria’s specialist tenancy legal service, Tenants Victoria, has welcomed statements by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews promising that Victoria’s two million renters would be safe from eviction due to financial difficulty during the COVID-19 health crisis. Housing and public health experts have described stable housing and the prevention of homelessness as a critical element in Victorian efforts to contain coronavirus. Every single Victorian who

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    No place for evictions in a national health crisis

    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

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

    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

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    Tenancy law experts describe draft regulations as a ‘mixed bag’ for renters

    Media Release 28 Nov 2019 Victoria’s specialist tenancy community legal service, Tenants Victoria, has released its report card on the top ten issues addressed in Victoria’s draft rental regulations. The report card identifies a number of positive inclusions as well as areas where the proposals fail to meet community expectations around safety, security of tenure and privacy. Additional limits on the amount owners can charge for rental bonds was the only area that received full

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    Tenants Victoria welcomes solar power for renters

    Tenants Victoria has welcomed the announcement by Victorian Labor that they will establish a program to facilitate access to solar power for Victorian renters. This program has the potential to deliver real savings on electricity costs for Victorian renters at a relatively modest fee. The fee for the renter should be more than offset by the savings. Whilst the take-up rate for solar power has been increasing in the owner occupied housing sector, the rental

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.