Changes to Victorian smoke alarm legislation will be released by March 29, 2021

The Victorian State Government have announced changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) that will increase mandatory safety obligations. If you rent a house/townhouse or unit/apartment to tenants in Victoria, you are directly affected by the changes to the smoke alarm legislation and you need to know how these changes impact you.

Timeframe: Introducing the new legislation

Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020

The proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020 contain supporting details about changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

In November 2019, a draft of proposed changes was released. The draft consultation period closed on 18 December 2019. This draft consultation was based on the feedback of 700 submissions from the Victorian community during the Fairer Safer Housing consultation.

The original start date of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 was delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and is now planned to be released in 2021. The timelines for the implementation of the finalised regulations will also be revised. The regulations will be effective from 28th March 2021. 

Want to know more?

Smoke Alarm Solutions has compiled a guide to step Victorian landlords through the complicated new proposed requirements. Download our easy-to-follow guide on the Victorian legislation changes. Learn about the following:

  • A timeframe of the changes and what the proposed regulations will be
  • An easy to read summary of the reforms
  • What it means for landlords and property managers
  • Key tips for compliance and important checks, and
  • Steps to take to ensure compliance!

A 7-minute read that is designed to keep you informed while providing you money and time saving solutions.

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