Protection for renters: New legislation to come down on bad landlords

RENTERS will be given more leeway and better protection under their tenancy agreement as the Victorian Government clamps down on dodgy landlords.

The Government unveiled its rental fairness package yesterday, with a raft of unprecedented measures aimed at protecting those who are yet to break into the housing market.

According to last year’s census data, 30.3 per cent of all dwellings in the Mildura council area are rented – 1.6 per cent more than the state average, making the long list of reforms of particular benefit to the local population.

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