The Victorian legislation requiring a notice of entry be given to tenants by post is due to be amended to allow that notices be sent electronically.
Enzo Raimondo, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, said the changes, which are currently before parliament, will be beneficial to all parties.
"The current legislation is no longer relevant. A tenant may now wait up to a week to receive a notice in the post, which is redundant and impractical," said Raimondo.
"The proposed changes, which will allow notices of entry to be issued by email, will enable greater communication between stakeholders. Timely and effective communication between tenants, property managers and landlords will go a long way towards improving these important relationships.
"An email allows for a ‘read receipt’ to ensure that the notification is received," said Raimondo. "With a posted letter, it is far more difficult to know whether it has reached its intended destination," he said.
"The changes are long overdue and the Victorian Government’s move to amend the legislation is definitely welcomed by industry."