Over the past year the Victorian Government has been undertaking a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, as a part of its platform for housing related initiatives entitled 'Fairer Safer Housing'.

The final RTA Options Paper outlines an extensive range of proposed changes which are extremely concerning to the REIV and may have substantial negative impacts on landlords and the practice of property managers.

Consumer Affairs Victoria's (CAV) presentation on the RTA review is available here


What you need to know

The REIV has compiled a summary of key issues with some of the proposed options, which include:

  • Setting minimum standards for rental homes that could create a significant financial impact on landlords;
  • Potentially removing the “no specified reason” notice from the Act;
  • Landlords paying an upfront special 'maintenance bond' for urgent repairs; and
  • Creating constraints on open for inspections for properties for lease and for sale - which are likely to make it more difficult to undertake OFI’s.

Have your say - share your views with the Victorian Government



Email the government with your feedback. Refer to our template letter for assistance. (link above)



Provide your input on the
REIV RTA Options Paper.