DON’T GET CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY VICTORIA’S NEW RENTAL LAWS

The Victorian Government’s recent reforms to the Tenancy Act could affect your business more than you know. If you’re a plumber, gasfitter or electrician, you will have to adapt to these new laws, and Trade Trak can help with our free report templates!

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The New Tenancy Act

As of March 30th 2021, there have been several reforms to the Tenancy act that are designed to improve renter’s occupancy rights and place more restrictions on how safe rental properties have to be.

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These changes require the rental owner to provide Gas and Electrical Safety Checks to all occupants, among other things. These checks must be performed every two years and must cover a specific checklist as outlined by Consumer Affairs Victoria.

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS

The new laws require all rental properties to have:


  • A safety check of all electrical equipment and the overall installation
  • Repairs carried out on all unsafe electrical items by a Registered Electrical contractor
  • All inspections and testing adhere to the requirements of Section 4 of the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical installations–Periodic verification.
  • A record of all works conducted to be sent to the rental provider and a copy kept by the electrician
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GAS SAFETY CHECKS

The new laws require all rental properties to have:

  • A gas safety check of all gas installations and fittings
  • All checks conducted by a licensed or registered gas-fitter who is endorsed in the specialised class of Type A gas appliances servicing work.
  • A record of all works conducted (in the form of a compliance certificate or document) sent to the rental provider and a copy kept by the gas-fitter
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How can Trade Trak help?

The new laws mean Victorian plumbers, gasfitters and electricians will be required to complete specific reports for these checks every two years. Then send these to the rental owner and keep a copy on file. With Trade Trak’s comprehensive reporting feature, custom report templates can be created and filled out on-site. All can be done quickly and easily through our app on your mobile or desktop.

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Unsure what you need to include in your safety check? Don’t worry!

We have created report templates that cover everything you need for the safety checks and you can add them to your account FOR FREE!

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK REPORT TEMPLATES

  • Electrical Safety Report (which meets the requirements of sections 3 and 4 of the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical installations–Periodic verification)
  • Electrical Installation Audit Report
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GAS SAFETY CHECK REPORT TEMPLATES

  • Gas Safety Checklist
  • Gas Heater Type A Appliance Service Report
  • Negative Pressure and Carbon Monoxide Spillage Test Report