Tenants Victoria founded the Make Renting Fair Campaign to make renting fair for everyone and to prevent it becoming an option of last resort for those with no other choices.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 was passed by Victoria’s Parliament in early September 2018. This marks the first significant change to the state’s tenancy laws in twenty years. Sweeping reforms include abolishing ‘no reason’ notices to vacate, subjecting rental properties to minimum property standards that address health and safety concerns, allowing tenants to undertake certain minor modifications, and making it easier to rent with pets. New protections for victims of family violence are also included. Read about key changes to the laws on renting a home.
We currently have several campaigns underway to address issues faced by tenants and residents in Victoria.
Before the Victorian State Election in November 2014, we wrote to the Coalition, the Labor Party and the Greens with a series of question regarding tenancy issues. Their responses are below.