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    Supporting Victoria’s community sector advocates

    Posted by Devon LaSalle on  May 10, 2018

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    Category: Training
    We understand that to provide information and advice directly to the residential tenants who contact our service isn’t enough – that working in conjunction with community sector advocates helps provide tangible benefits to the maximum number of tenants possible. The Tenants Victoria Training Service provides this vital link. This service aims to ensure that accurate information about residential tenancy laws is accessible to the greatest number of staff and volunteers working in Victoria’s community sector

    Reaching new communities with foreign language tenancy resources

    Posted by Devon LaSalle on  May 10, 2018

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    Category: Resources
    Tenants Victoria first began translating tenancy information in 1985, when Consumer Affairs Victoria provided us with a grant to develop short pamphlets about renters’ rights in a handful of foreign languages.  At this time, the majority of new migrants went straight into public housing and then often onto home ownership.  A brief pamphlet of information was suitable to meet the general demand. Over the past decade, the demographic of private renters has changed dramatically.  Now,

    Case Win: Dismissing invalid notice to vacate

    Posted by Devon LaSalle on  May 10, 2018

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    Category: Case Win
    Our client was a woman who lived with some disabilities who had her home at the same address for nearly twenty years.  She approached the Tenants Victoria Legal Service via our tenancy help line when she experienced trouble with having her landlord tend to repairs at the property. The list of repairs was extensive as a result of ongoing neglect by the landlord.  Furthermore, these issues posed a significant concern to the tenant’s health and

    Council to Homeless Persons consultation and training

    Posted by Devon LaSalle on  April 10, 2018

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    Category: Uncategorized
    Ever wanted to know how to engage your local MP, but not sure what the protocol is? Ever wanted to pitch a story to your local paper, but unsure how to go about it? Want to know how your local service can help get great results out of the upcoming Victorian election? In the lead up to this year’s Victorian election, Council to Homeless Persons is running a consultation and training to provide those who

    State Government issues safety alert about potential health risks of popular gas heaters

    Posted by Devon LaSalle on  March 29, 2018

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    The Victorian Government has issued a safety alert about the potential health risks of Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage gas heaters producing high levels of carbon monoxide. Tenants Victoria CEO, Mark O’Brien urges tenants to contact their landlords immediately if they are concerned about their gas appliances. “If people are at all concerned about their gas heater and whether or not it’s been checked, they should write to their landlord and refer to the Energy
    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.