Submission to the proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020

The passage of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) (the Amendment Act) was a significant opportunity to update the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (the Act) to better reflect the contemporary private rental market and improve the rights and protections for tenants throughout Victoria. It was also a significant opportunity to respond to a number of issues identified by the Royal Commission into Family Violence (the Royal Commission) relating to victim-survivors’ ability to maintain and access safe and affordable housing in the private rental market. The Regulations are an important next step in ensuring that the Residential Tenancies Act upholds the safety and rights of victim-survivors of family violence, as envisioned by the Royal Commission.

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