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In-Depth: Special pet bond scheme

Anyone that has spent time in any given suburb can tell you one thing for certain: Australians love their pets!  Approximately 63% of us own a pet and these furry, feathered and finned friends are more than just our companions – 88% of Aussie pet owners consider their pets as cherished members of the family.

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Community leaders sound alarm bells over rental reforms

Media release - 17/8/2017

Fifty-five* CEOs and community leaders have written to the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this morning warning that prospective changes to the Residential Tenancies Act will adversely impact 1.5 million Victorians who rent their homes, leading to greater housing insecurity and homelessness.

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In-Depth: Unwanted visits and photography

Imagine that your home is being sold, and your agent tells you that they want to hold an open house for prospective buyers one evening per week in addition to Saturdays.

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In-Depth: Unfair evictions

Renting in the private market has traditionally been considered a transitional stage in life, one moved through relatively quickly on the way to home ownership.  It’s a different story nowadays.

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In-Depth: No reason evictions

Imagine that you are renting a home and one day, you randomly receive a notice to vacate. To add insult to injury, the notice states that there is ‘no specific reason’ for your eviction. This might sound a bit dramatic, but it is a reality for many Victorian tenants.

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Efficiency standards critical for renters’ health and safety

Christmas day was a scorcher last year, but it was a ‘tale of two Christmases’ depending on the house you live in.

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Case Study: Dangerous living conditions

I'm a long term renter.  I was 10 years in my previous property, and the house gradually deteriorated.

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In-Depth: Minimum standards

Everyone has the right to live in a safe and healthy home. Unfortunately, households that are renting are more likely to be living in properties of a poorer standard than owner-occupied households¹.

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