Rental properties are the backbone of housing in Victoria, offering a place to call home for a over 30% of the Victorian population.
Repairs and maintenance responsibilities in a rental property are typically shared between the landlord (property owner) and the tenant. However, the division of responsibilities can vary depending on the specific terms outlined in the lease agreement and local rental regulations.
In many cases, lease agreements also include provisions regarding how to request repairs, what timeframe is considered reasonable for addressing non-urgent repairs, and how costs are handled.
In this article, we will delve into the laws set by the Victorian Government via the Residential Tenancies Act. The rights, and responsibilities of tenants and landlords regarding repairs in rental properties in Victoria.