Whether you’re a
renter or rental provider (the "official” new name for a landlord), there are a
new set of rental rules that you should understand.
In fact, there are
over 130 changes to the legislation – too many to outline here, but I’ll try
and provide a summary for you.
The new rental laws
are now in effect and the changes to the law clarify the rights and
responsibilities of renters and rental providers – from before you sign a
rental agreement until after the agreement ends – and apply to all types of
tenancies, private rentals, caravan, and residential parks, and rooming houses.
The law changes
- a ban on rental bidding,
- new rental minimum standards
– this is a big one and will lead to some extra expense for almost all
landlords in order for them to be able to certify there property meets the
- no eviction without a
- allowable modifications by
- urgent repairs.
Rental rule changes in Victoria – the
The quick guide
below provided by Consumer Affairs Vic covers some of the key changes, with
links to handy guides that provide more information.
There are also
changes relating to:
- family violence
- rooming houses
- caravan parks
- movable dwellings
You can read about
these changes by viewing All changes to
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Tuesday, 20 April 2021