Renters to have more rights under possible changes


Renters could have long-term leases and greater protection under a state government review of Victoria's renting laws.

Possible changes to the Residential Tenancies Act include leases of more than five years, banning rental bids, restricting rent rises to once a year and banning no-pet clauses.

Family violence victims may be able to challenge notices to vacate stemming from the perpetrator's behaviour, while eviction notices may need supporting evidence.

Tenants could need landlord consent before listing a property on Airbnb or similar sites.