biggest overhaul within the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 is the
requirement for a number of basic amenities in each and every rental property.
these minimum standards that should be available to all tenants are "hot and
cold water in the bathroom and laundry, functioning ovens, stovetops and sinks
in the kitchen and a permanent – and working – heater in the living room.”
the reformed regulations set out simple modifications that tenants can make to
their rental property.
new rules, tenants won’t have to ask permission to attach child safety devices,
install picture hooks on walls, replace curtains or use new LED globes to
increase energy efficiency.
Landlords will now be prohibited from unreasonably refusing other modifications,
including planting of a vegetable or herb garden, painting, securing gates and
installing security systems and flyscreens.
to Melissa Horne, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation:
"These are the biggest reforms to renting in Victoria – setting out the minimum
standards that must be provided in all rental properties, to better protect
vulnerable tenants and turn rental properties from a house into a real home.”
Residential Tenancies Regulations also include information that rental
providers must disclose prior to entering a rental agreement, terms that cannot
be included in a rental agreement and questions that cannot be asked of rental
Victorian government also flagged landlords as set to benefit from stronger
accountability for renters, clearer obligations and modern regulation and
delivering on our promise to make renting fairer for all Victorians. Renters
have a right to a safe, secure, and affordable home they can call their own, and
landlords should have peace of mind with stronger accountability from those
renting their properties,” Ms. Horne said.
more than 130 rental reforms are included in the new residential tenancies
which are set to come into effect from 29 March.
article source: https://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/
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