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Rental Minimum Standards

Rental properties have 14 categories of minimum standards which they must meet on or before the day a renter moves in. Failure to comply is a criminal offence and can result in hefty fines for owners - up to $57,000 for companies and $11,000 for individuals - and a listing on a non-compliance register for property managers.

Below provides an overview of the minimum standards - for full details visit our
FAQ pages or download our brochure.

VIC Rental Minimum Standards Brochure
VIC Rental Minimum Standards Auth. Form

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Click below to download our Rental Minimum Standards brochures or Rental Minimum Standards Authorisation form. 

FAQ

  • Prices vary from provider to provider but can reach close to $400+GST for a property.

    A RentSafe Rental Minimum Standards check costs $149+GST regardless of the size of your property.

    It provides you with a detailed and easy to read report with a summary of compliance and clarity of the status of your property across all 14 categories - all within 24hrs of the inspection. Should any areas be non-compliant, our report will be followed by a no-obligation to rectify the issues in question.

  • There is no legal requirement to engage an external provider and an individual can undertake a check themselves - however some categories cannot be assessed properly without specialised equipment and knowledge.

     

    Our inspectors are experienced, thorough and equipped with the right tools for the job.  Within 24hrs of the check, you’ll have a detailed and easy to read report with a summary of compliance and clarity of the status of your property across all 14 categories.

     

    Letting a tenant move into a house which falls below the standards is a criminal offence, and can result in penalties for both owner AND property manager.

  • Responsibility for a property meeting Rental Minimum Standards ultimately lies with the owner, who is the Residential Rental Provider.  It is the owner who must sign off on the property meeting these standards as part of a lease agreement.

     

    Property Managers have a duty of care to inform owners of this responsibility, and should a tenant move into a property which doesn't meet the standards both owner AND Property Manager are subject to penalties.

    Owners can face maximum fines of $57,000 if the property is owned by a company and $11,000 for individuals.  Property Managers face their agency being listed on the Rental Non-Compliance Register at https://registers.consumer.vic.gov.au/RPRsearch

  • A rental property must meet all 14 categories of Rental Minimum Standards on or before the day the tenant moves in, so you MUST conduct a check of the standards at that time. 

    Letting a tenant move into a house which falls below the standards is a criminal offence and can result in penalties for both owner AND Property Manager, and if the property falls below standards at any time during the rental period then the tenant can request an urgent repair to meet the standards so we suggest keeping on top of the categories of compliance during your regular inspections.

TAS Rental Minimum Standards Brochure

Are you in Tasmania?

Click below to download our brochure outlining Tasmanian Rental Minimum Standards and our inspection services. 

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