Fairer Safer Housing is the Victorian Government’s work program for ensuring all Victorians have access to safe, affordable and secure housing.
The review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) is a critical part of the Government’s broader Fairer Safer Housing work program, and will ensure that regulation of Victoria’s rental sector is appropriate to meet the needs and expectations of tenants and landlords, now and into the future.
The rental market has changed significantly over the last 20 years. Growing numbers of Australians are delaying purchasing a home and renting for longer.
The review has examined how well Victoria’s rental laws work in the modern rental market, and aims to balance the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.
This paper responded to to the most important issues raised by individuals and organisations that made submissions to the review, outlining suggested legislative and administrative changes to the RTA.
SOURCE: Consumer Affairs Victoria. “Fairer Safer Housing: Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.” Consumer Affairs Victoria [website viewed 18 May 2017]
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