Landlord’s Obligations

In a recent decision (Shields v. Deliopoulos [2016] VSC 500) the Victorian Supreme Court clarified the landlord’s legal obligation to maintain a residential property in good repair.  Specifically, section 68(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act1997 (Vic) provides: “A landlord must ensure that the rented premises are maintained in good repair.” In this case…

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The Legal Implications of AirBnB?

Victorian Courts considered AirBnB from a couple of different perspectives recently. To Sub-let or not to Sub-let In a decision (Swan V Uecker (2016) VSC 313) that attracted media interest the Victorian Supreme Court held that the landlord was entitled to terminate the lease given the tenant had sub-let the…

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