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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 has undertaken 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 full set of reforms, which will be announced this year, will also address issues encountered by landlords when managing tenancies, to ensure a fair balance of rights and responsibilities between the parties to a tenancy agreement.


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