The new laws allow both tenants and landlords to understand their rights and obligations when it comes to allowing and keeping pets in rented property. This is one of 130 reforms that will be implemented by March 29, 2021. This ensures that the law provides relevant protection for a modern and dynamic rental market and meets current and future needs and expectations. Reform 43. The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria will issue maintenance guidelines that will have to be taken into account by the VCAT in deciding a dispute over the maintenance obligation. The guidelines list maintenance activities that are attributable to the EIS and tenants. This reform also applies to rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks. Reform 104. There will be shorter deferral times for requests to VCAT to terminate a residential property lease in the event of serious violence in managed premises.
The hearing of the application may only be postponed once and the postponement must not last more than five days. This reform also applies to rental contracts in rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks. When the tenant rents a room in an apartment building, it is very important that the agreement details which parts of the premises the tenant owns exclusively and which parts of the tenant shared. Rentals can reduce transparency for tenants and increase search costs when real estate is promoted at a lower price than a landlord is willing to accept. Reform 13. Prior to the conclusion of a residential real estate lease, the RRP must now disclose Reform 86. The process of storing and disposing of goods left by a tenant at the end of a rental property contract is simplified, streamlined and modernized. Residential rent rules do not apply when the contract is valid for a fixed term of more than 5 years and the contract does not have a term allowing the tenant or lessor to terminate or continue the contract.
The Commissioner will consult widely with tenant and consumer advocates across the rental sector to identify systemic problems and give tenants a voice in the search for changes to rental rights. Reform 111. Rooming house operators can calculate water consumption separately in the same way that it can already be charged for electricity and gas consumption dosed separately. If a room is timed separately for water, this will better reflect the resident`s water consumption than the current practice of including water consumption in the rent. Reform 103. If a tenant`s lease has been suspended due to serious violence in managed premises, the suspended tenant may enter into agreements with the UVP contract so that an agent can recover personal belongings belonging to the tenant (e.g. B medications). This reform also applies to residents of residences, caravan parks and residential parks. Reform 40. If a property does not meet the required rental standards, the tenant may terminate the tenancy agreement before moving in, or he can move in and request compliance as an urgent repair.