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Residential Tenancies Act changes to affect tenants

By Matt Hurlston

Tenants who are currently living in property in Carnegie need to be aware of a number of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, which are set to affect real estate throughout Victoria. The state government is carrying out an investigation into several aspects of the letting industry, with potential ramifications for landlords and tenants alike.

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) explained that tenancy laws are being placed under the spotlight, especially with regards to each party’s individual rights and responsibilities. According to the group, any changes to legislation could impact 500,000 properties throughout the state.

Getting to the heart of the issue

Surveys are currently being distributed by the REIV in a bid to find out exactly what people think of the legislative framework. Landlords and tenants of real estate in Carnegie and other areas are being asked to put forward their views.

There is also an opportunity to access a dedicated website from Consumer Affairs Victoria, which outlines the state government’s Plan for Fairer Safer Housing.

Issues covered by the consultation include what information should be given to tenants when they first move into a property, screening processes and enforcing certain rules and regulations. Other areas include the rules surrounding sub-letting and what happens when duties under the Residential Tenancies Act are breached.

Submissions can be made until 3 May and a final report will be drawn up over the coming months.

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