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Residential Tenancies Act Review – Dispute Resolution Issues Paper

Residential Tenancies Act Review – Dispute Resolution Issues Paper

By LIV Submissions

Dispute Resolution Human Rights Landlord & Tenant 


The LIV provided a submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria on the Dispute Resolution Issues Paper as part of the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (RTA Act). This follows LIV submissions on previous discussion papers as part of the review. The LIV’s submission emphasises that access to adequate housing is a human rights issue and the RTA Act needs to reflect this. The submission highlights the importance of increased funding for independent legal advocacy services for tenants. A key reform proposed by the LIV is the establishment of an internal appeals process within VCAT for the Residential Tenancy List, which would greatly improve accessibility of VCAT’s services and would encourage greater consistency in decision-making.

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Kate Browne, Lawyer, Legal Policy

T: 03 9607 9489

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