AustLII provides excellent coverage of Australian case law (including coverage of appeal cases affecting housing law) and VCAT decisions of 1 July 1998 (including residential rent decisions). It`s a free resource. Better electrical safety standards that allow tenants to make minor changes to the property, cut pets off from rented property, and cut the link to 4 weekly rents are just some of the changes. A residential tenancy commissioner has been appointed, compensation for the closure of residential parks, the removal of housing details, longer-term rental contracts and changes to rent increases are in place. Please note that the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Long-term Tenancy Agreements) Bill 2017 (the Act) passed the Victorian Parliament on 22 August 2018 and is currently awaiting its acolytes. The Bill is due to come into force on 1 February 2019 (unless it comes into force before that date) and will amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (the Act). In addition, the Bill will introduce Section 27A(1) of the Act, which will allow parties to a lease of more than 5 years to agree to add conditions that are in addition to the conditions contained in the prescribed standard form. However, organisations should bear in mind that the new section 27A(2) of the Act makes it a criminal offence for a person to include an additional term in a fixed-term lease of more than 5 years if that provision excludes, limits or modifies a provision of the standard lease in question. Organizations should be aware that the Bill will also insert Section 26(2A) into the Act, which provides that the preparation (or approval of preparation) of a fixed-term lease for more than 5 years is a criminal offence if the contract is not in one of the standard forms. An infringement of Article 26(2A) is punishable by a penalty of 10 criminal units.
It is also important to note that the Bill will insert section 237A into the Act, which provides that if a lease with a fixed term of more than 5 years does not meet the requirements of Section 26A(1) (that it is written and in a mandatory standard form), the tenant is authorized to give the lessor the intention to: a termination date of at least 28 days. after the date of termination. The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 in Victoria provides protection to all Victorians living in rental housing. The law describes the rights and obligations of the following groups: Currently, article 6 of the law excludes the application of the law to residential rental contracts with a fixed duration of more than 5 years. This means that while the parties can enter into a lease for a lease of more than 5 years, these contracts are not covered by the law. The main purpose of the law is to amend the law so that all leases are subject to the requirements of the law, regardless of the duration of the lease. This guide identifies the most relevant resources for Victoria`s residential rental research. This warning applies to all subscribers who participate in a residential rental agreement or who manage a rooming house. The bill will likely change the VIC – Residential Tenancies and VIC – housing and accommodation modules.
It is important to note that the bill will insert section 26(1A) into the act, which requires that a lease with a term of more than 5 years be written and by default. Victorian Reports* provides access to the series of authorized legal reports that report on Supreme Court of Victoria appeal cases that are relevant to residential leases. Individual registration is required to access it. Finally, rooming owners should be aware that the bill section 94 of the law will amend in order to prohibit a room owner and resident from entering into a lease for a fixed term of more than 5 years. . . .