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    Tenants Victoria welcomes strong action to protect renters from eviction

    Media release: Wednesday 15 April 2020 Victoria’s peak body for renters, Tenants Victoria, has welcomed the $500 million rental relief package announced this morning by Premier Daniel Andrews. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge said ‘The Victorian Government has recognised that renters – who make up a third of the state’s households – are doing it very tough during the coronavirus health crisis that has upended so many aspects of our lives.’ ‘The land tax relief

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    Residential tenancies update – 31 March 2020

    purpose To provide consistent and timely updates to Victorian tenants on the developing response to COVID-19 as it impacts housing security. update While the health, policy and service provision responses are still changing, as at 31 March 2020 we understand that: The National Cabinet met on Sunday 29 March 2020 and agreed to a moratorium on evictions over the next six months for commercial and residential tenancies in financial distress who are unable to meet

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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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    Tenancy experts call for more housing, support and advice for vulnerable Victorians

    Victoria’s specialist tenancy legal service and peak body for renters, Tenants Victoria, is calling for a stronger response from all levels of government to prevent and reduce homelessness and housing insecurity. Its submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Homelessness in Victoria inquiry highlighted the systematic issues causing homelessness to increase across the state. These included the diminishing availability of public housing, lack of alignment between public and community housing rules, lack of effective eviction prevention, lack

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    A big thank you to renters and supporters!

    Thank you to everyone who made a submission on the draft Residential Tenancy Regulations 2020. Over 700 submissions were sent via our website – and many others were sent directly to the Victorian Government via Engage Victoria. We really appreciate your generosity and support, particularly at the busy end of year, to make positive submissions that we hope will benefit all Victorian renters. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and hope we

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.