Published: 09 November 2015
The Victorian Government has released an Issues Paper on Security of Tenure and is inviting submiisions until 21 December 2015. The Issues Paper includes a series of questions on security of tenure.
The Victorian Government is reviewing Victoria's rental laws to ensure "a modern and dynamic rental market, in which tenants are safe and secure, and which will meet the current and future needs and expectations of tenants and landlords." The Issues Paper Security of Tenure is the first of a series of issues paper "which will encompass a broad range of issues relating to the operations..." of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.
The questions include:
Why is security of tenure important for Victorian tenants?
What factors influence tenants' preferences for stability and flexibility in rental accommodation?
What are the main reasons that tenancies end from both landlords' and tenants' perspectives?
What are the obstacles in the rental market for tenants who prefer longer tenure from achieving this?
What are the obstacles (including any provisions in the Act) to tenants and landlords entering long leases?