RENTERS across Victoria are embracing more than 130 reforms now in place in a bid to make renting fairer and safer for all.
These changes have affected laws concerning pet ownership, property maintenance, bond amounts amongst many others.
Rental providers will also see the benefit of these new laws with stronger accountability for renters, clearer obligations and modern regulation and processes.
“There are quite a lot of changes across the board and we are proud that our landlords have been terrific in accepting the reform and working towards understanding their obligations,” Shepparton Real Estate managing director, Ryan O’Connor, said.
“We’ve definitely seen a shift in private landlords now turning to real estate agencies as we have an excellent understanding of the intricacies of the new changes, this ensures they are compliant and don’t have to shoulder the responsibility themselves.”
The rent reforms affect private rentals, caravan parks, rooming houses and residential parks and a full list of the reforms can be found at consumer.vic.gov.au/rentrules.