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Victoria’s renting laws are changing. To make sure industry and community groups are ready by 1 July 2020, 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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The fact sheets are written in plain English, for everyone affected by changes to renting laws – tenants, landlords, the property industry and community organisations. Practitioners can use the fact sheets to help explain the changes to their clients.

These guides are written for practitioners, especially legal practitioners, who need a detailed description of how the legislation has changed. The guides provide a consistent understanding and interpretation of these changes.

Stakeholder kits

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.

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Presentations

If you require these presentations in an accessible format, please email rentalreforms@justice.vic.gov.au.

Consultation on renting regulations

A public consultation on the proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020 opens on Tuesday 12 November 2019 and will close on Wednesday 18 December 2019.

The Regulations will cover topics such as what rental minimum standards will look like, and what modifications tenants can make to rental properties.

We have also prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which assesses the impact of the proposed regulations on the community, including the costs and benefits of any alternative options.

To view the proposed Regulations and RIS and to make a submission, visit the New regulations for rental housing page on the Engage Victoria website.

More information

If you have a question about support for organisations working in the rental sector, email rentalreforms@justice.vic.gov.au.