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New Renting Regulations Now Available

New Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 have now been published. The Regulations are available on the Victorian Legislation website. They will replace the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2019. The start date of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 has been delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), with the amendments to be introduced by 29 March, 2021 rather than the original 1 July, 2020. The proposed Regulations include:

  • What rental minimum standards will look like

  • Modifications renters can make to rental properties

  • Updates to some forms for renters and rental providers

The proposed Regulations use terms that apply from 29 March, 2021. These are:

  • Renters – currently called tenants

  • Rental providers – currently called landlords

  • Rental agreements – currently called tenancy agreements

  • Rooming house operators – currently called rooming house owners