Review of the Residential Tenancies Act

Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – A Fairer Safer Housing initiative

The Residential Tenancies Act is the main source of consumer protection for Victorians living in rental housing, while also outlining the obligations of landlords and property managers.

Since it was introduced, there have been many changes, both in the rental market itself, and in the characteristics, needs and expectations of tenants and landlords.

We want to ensure that rental rules support women and children experiencing family violence. As well as making sure there are appropriate accommodation options if they are fleeing a bad situation. That’s why we are reviewing the rental rules.

The review will also hone in on specific issues such as the possibility of longer term leases and more protections for vulnerable renters and those living in caravan parks.

We’d love to hear from the community: what have your experiences been and what would you like to see changed?

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