Victoria’s new tenancy laws mean that landlords need to pay extra attention to basic standards, especially relating to health and safety. These include (but are not limited to) providing functioning heaters, stoves and even deadlocks. Furthermore, electricity, gas and smoke alarms must meet basic safety standards.
Set to come into effect by July 1, 2020, the new laws mean that landlords will need to plan more strategically. Or as Victoria’s Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz said: “These new laws are the biggest reforms to renting in Victoria’s history and are about ensuring everyone who rents has a safe and secure home to call their own.”
At Jim’s Building Inspections, we provide building inspections for homebuyers, vendors, property investors, property managers, commercial clients and other individuals affected by the new laws. From identifying damages caused by termites and other pests to finding hazards and major defects, it’s important to protect your reputation and property while meeting legal obligations to your tenants. Again, these new laws are historic.
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