The Victorian Government has today introduced a number of new laws which will affect those renting, and there is a major win for those who own/want pets.
It’s one of the biggest deal-breakers Aussies face when looking for a place to rent: Is the space pet-friendly?
Well, according to Victoria’s Rent Fair website, new reforms will make it easier for renters to own pets!
“Tenants will be given the right to keep pets provided they obtain the landlord’s written consent first. Landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse the request.
“An outgoing tenant will be required to undertake cleaning and fumigation if there is pet-related damage to the property that goes beyond fair wear and tear. This is consistent with their existing duty not to damage the property.
“Landlords cannot refuse consent for assistance dogs.”
Find out which other laws have been introduced here!
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