New Laws Pass Parliament To Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws to make renting fair for all Victorians.

In the biggest change to the Residential Tenancies Act since it was implemented more than two decades ago, the Labor Government passed new laws that will strengthen renters’ rights, better protect vulnerable tenants and enable people to turn the house they rent into a home. 

More than one in four Victorians rent their home, a number that is increasing as it becomes more difficult for many Victorians to break into the housing market. They need and deserve better protection. 

The new laws will ensure every rental home meets basic standards – with functioning stoves, heating and deadlocks. It will also require landlords to meet basic safety standards for gas, electricity and smoke alarms.

The new laws will also crack down on rental bidding, limit rent increases to once a year and cap bonds at four weeks rent.

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Source: VIC Goverment