Some RTA changes now in force

CHIA Vic participated in early consultations for the RTA regulations being drafted by Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV), providing feedback on behalf of the sector on ideas being considered for key regulations. The Regulatory Impact Statement on all of the draft regulations will be published later this year at which point we will be working with the sector to gather your feedback and put in submissions to CAV on the draft regulations.

A reminder that a few changes have already gone into effect as of 19 June 2019:

  • For fixed-term or periodic tenancy agreements entered into on or after 19 June 2019, landlords must not increase the rent more than once in any 12-month period.
  • From 19 June 2019 landlords are also able to give tenants Renting a home: a guide for tenants in electronic form, if the tenant has agreed in writing to receive notices and other documents this way. Otherwise, they must provide a printed copy.

More information on the changes can be found on the CAV webpage.

Additional resources will be progressively put up to assist landlords prepare for the changes under the Act.