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Act for the House, Not the Tenant


The purpose of the ‘Act for the House, not the Tenant’ Project is to target rental properties which are in a state of disrepair in order to encourage tenants to take enforcement action against the landlord.

The Project plans to approach tenants in around 20 properties, previously identified as substandard, over an 18 month period.

Footscray CLC would offer to assist the tenant in enforcing the repairs procedures in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic), and applying for compensation as appropriate.

The Project ultimately aims to document the outcome of repeated enforcement action against ‘repeat offender’ landlords.

CLC/Agency Footscray Community Legal Centre
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Area of Law
  • Housing and land
  • Consumers
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • VIC
Method of Delivery
  • Policy development
  • Research, survey or needs analysis
Project Type
  • Community Development
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 3rd April 2012
Contact Person Laura Berta
Contact Position Community Development Solicitor
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9689 8444
Production/Delivery Date 01/12/2013
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

The Project is funded by a Strategic Grant from Victoria Legal Aid.

Review Date 3rd April 2013

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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