Residential Tenancy Regulations 2021

Residential Tenancy Regulations 2021

The Victorian Government has announced the introduction of a significant set of new laws regarding residential rental properties. These changes to the Residential Tenancy Act come into effect on the 29th of March 2021.

Click here to view the full list of changes. (via Consumer Affairs Victoria)

Some of the changes include the following:

  • Compensation for sales inspections – a minimum of $30 compensation is required to be paid per inspection.
  • Gas and electricity safety checks – the meaning of a ‘gas safety check’ and ‘electrical safety check’ has been defined to ensure that rental providers understand their safety maintenance obligations.
  • An increase in the limit for urgent repairs to $2,500
  • The right for tenants to hang picture hooks without asking permission (but they must make good any modifications at the end of the tenancy)
  • The introduction of minimum standards for rental properties. Providing heating in lounge room & window furnishings in lounge and bedrooms.

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