Category Archives: Minimum Standards

    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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    Supporting healthier and more affordable homes for renters

    Tenants Victoria has joined with 60 other groups across Australia to call on Australian Building Ministers to raise energy efficiency standards in the National Construction Code. This follows years of advocacy around energy efficient through the Make Renting Fair Campaign and the One Million Homes Alliance. Necessary reforms include: · Mandating minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes · Developing programs to improve the energy efficiency of all public and community housing properties · Committing

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    When the river runs dry… liability for water in tenancy

    For many people, water just comes out of a tap on demand and we don’t give it any thought. But what about houses that rely on tank water? After 30 years under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (‘the Act’), we are entitled to expect that all the issues between landlords and tenants have been litigated, the law is settled and it’s all cut and dried. Sadly, now that many regional areas of Victoria are facing

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.