Latest news Skip listen and sharing tools Listen Filter by category All News alerts Industry updates Legislation updates Media releases Public warnings Enforceable undertakings Court actions Showing articles tagged with 'Rooming houses' New renting laws pass through Parliament - Legislation update Legislation updates News alerts 7 September 2018 The Victorian Parliament has passed the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which features more than 130 reforms designed to increase protections for renters, while ensuring those who provide rental housing have the tools they need to effectively manage their properties. Muralietharan Varadharajah - Court outcome Court actions 28 December 2017 A rooming house operator will lose his licence after he was found guilty of offences under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and its regulations. UniLodge Australia Pty Ltd - Enforceable undertaking Enforceable undertakings 16 March 2017 UniLodge Australia Pty Ltd (UniLodge) has agreed to contribute almost $90,000 to the Residential Tenancies Fund and Victorian Consumer Law Fund, for contravening consumer and tenancy laws. Ben Alexander Strachan, Strachan Research Pty Ltd and House Share Melbourne Pty Ltd - Court outcome Court actions 7 March 2017 Two companies operating rooming houses and their sole director have been ordered to stop operating rooming houses for five years, unless they implement a strict legal compliance program. SLM Housing Pty Ltd Court action 23 December 2016 Court actions 23 December 2016 One of Victoria's largest rooming house operators has been found guilty of 126 charges for failing to comply with rooming house requirements. Licensing scheme for rooming house operators - Legislation update Legislation updates 12 May 2016 New legislation, the Rooming House Operators Act 2016, was enacted on 11 May 2016. Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Act 2015 - Legislation update Legislation updates 22 April 2015 The Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Act 2015 changes legislation within Consumer Affairs Victoria's portfolio. Updated water rating for replacement appliances - Legislation update Legislation updates 11 September 2014 From 1 October 2014, a different minimum water efficiency standard will apply to replacement water appliances in rental properties and caravan parks. Houseshare Vic Pty Ltd and Vasilios Panagiotopoulos - Court action Court actions 20 December 2012 Melbourne Magistrates Court has found that a rooming house operator and its sole director breached Victoria’s residential tenancy laws.