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Making renting



More Victorians are renting than ever before, and for longer. As a part of its plan for fairer, safer housing, the Victorian Government undertook a comprehensive review of the Residential Tenancies Act to ensure that it meets the needs of the current and future rental market.

This initial package of reforms, announced on 8 October 2017, focuses on strengthening tenants’ rights, to provide those who rent with a sense of security and support.

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 was passed in September 2018 and included more than 130 reforms that aim to increase protections for renters, while ensuring rental housing providers can still effectively manage their properties.

Read the full list of reforms on the Fairer Safer Housing page on the Engage Victoria website.


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