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Residential tenancy changes

On 31 May 2022 further amendments to the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 (RTR) were made to ensure that the gas servicing requirements of a Gas Safety Check are aligned with the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulation 2018 which now mandate AS 4575 Gas Appliance Servicing of Type A appliances and prescribe reporting requirements.

The amendments commenced 1 June 2022.

On 29 March 2021 Victoria introduced new renting laws. The changes to the law clarify the rights and responsibilities of renters and rental providers. There are over 130 reforms contained within the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

The Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) website provides detailed information on the full range of changes included in the new renting regulations.

On the following pages ESV provides information for consumers, gasfitters and electricians on the new requirements around gas and electrical safety.