COTA Vic welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement today on new long-term tenancy agreements and an online matching service for landlords and tenants. However we urge the government to provide details on how new longer fixed-term leases will work in practice. Reforms that improve the security, affordability and safety of tenants are strongly supported. COTA looks forward to seeing the legislation as it is not clear if tenancy protections have been maintained.
The government is still considering feedback on the review of the Residential Tenancies Act. COTA Victoria supports the Make Renting Fair Campaign which includes calls for the introduction of minimum property standards that address health, safety and energy efficiency; creating incentives for landlords to undertake necessary repairs; allowing tenants to undertake reasonable non-structural modifications that support ageing in place, implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and maintaining existing protections for vulnerable tenants. You can sign the petition calling for Fair Rental Laws here