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10 September 2018

1 February 2019

  • Long-term leases
    A new option for tenants and landlords to agree to leases of more than five years.

3 April 2019

19 June 2019

  • Renting guide can be given electronically
    Landlords may give tenants Renting a home: a guide for tenants in electronic form, if the tenant has given written consent to receive notices and other documents this way.
  • Changes to rent increases
    In leases entered into on or after 19 June, landlords must not increase the rent more than once in any 12-month period.

2 March 2020

  • Pets and renting 
    Tenants can keep pets at a rental property, with their landlord’s consent. Landlords can only refuse consent with approval from VCAT.