Upcoming changes: The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018

There are over 130 modifications that have been accepted by Parliament to The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act.

Unless proclaimed earlier, the amendments to The Residential Tenancies Act come into operation on 1 July 2020.

We have put together a document that summarises what we believe to be the most important changes, however, we are still waiting for information from Consumer Affairs Victoria such as minimum rental standards and prescribed modification details.

You can read the document by clicking this link, or request a copy from your local Barry Plant office.

All Barry Plant property management staff will be undertaking ongoing extensive training to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of the changes and the potential impact and are then highly capable of adapting to the legislation changes and assisting you in managing their implementation as needed.

The Amended Act updates the terminology by making the following substitutions—

“tenant” is referred to as a “renter”;

“landlord” is referred to as a “residential rental provider” (RRP)

“landlord’s agent” (your property manager) is referred to as “that person’s agent”; and

“tenancy agreement” is a “residential rental agreement”