Start date delay due to coronavirus
The start date of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 has been delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with the amendments to be introduced by 1 January 2021, rather than the planned 1 July 2020.
Note: The Government has replicated a small number of provisions from the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 into the temporary laws introduced in March addressing the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These provisions relate to family violence and rental agreements.
To make sure industry and community groups are ready by 1 January 2021, we will provide a range of information materials.
We will add resources, including more fact sheets and guides, as they become available.
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Presentation for renters
If you require this presentation in an accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-term leases - information materials
These kits are for tenant advocacy groups, social housing bodies, estate agencies and other related bodies, to raise awareness of long-term leases as a new lease agreement option in the Victorian housing market. Each kit contains a long article, short article, social media posts and a fact sheet.
Social media images - tenants
Social media images - landlords
If you require these presentations in an accessible format, please email email@example.com.
Consultation on renting regulations
A public consultation on the proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020 opened on Tuesday 12 November 2019 and closed on Wednesday 18 December 2019.
For more information, visit the New regulations for rental housing page on the Engage Victoria website.
If you have a question about support for organisations working in the rental sector, please contact us.