Vic tenants not worse off by reforms: govt

The Victorian government is working on regulations to ensure tenants are not worse off under rental law changes intended to protect them during the coronavirus crisis.

The legislation, which passed during an emergency sitting of state parliament last week, left real estate and human rights organisations concerned that rather than protecting tenants, it could limit their freedoms.

Liberty Victoria says the temporary law change prevented renters on month-to-month agreements from giving notice if they want to move out, except in a narrow range of circumstances.

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Andi Yu and Benita Kolovos