Preparing for the RTA


The REIV has been working directly with Government on the RTA Amendments from the initial design stages through to development of the Regulations.

Although we may not support all the amendments that are now in the Act, the REIV is now focused on ensuring that the Victorian real estate sector is well prepared to effectively implement the Regulations as they come into effect.

We have been successful in delaying the implementation date to help the sector manage the impact of the pandemic. It is now time for Victorian real estate professionals to focus on the Act and the Regulations. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and the Regulatory Impact Statement are no longer relevant. 

REIV training on the RTA will commence with an online course delivered by REIV President Leah Calnan, Vice President Sophie Lyon and CEO Gil King.


Leah Calnan
REIV President

Leah’s experience encompasses more than 20 years in the property industry, commencing as an Assistant Property Manager. Leah is currently proprietor and Director of Metro Property Management & Metro Property Sales and was elected to the REIV Board of Directors in 2014.


Sophie Lyon
REIV Vice President
Director and General Manager, Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara

Sophie is an Accredited Trainer and accomplished Property Manager with more than 25 years-experience. Sophie has played a pivotal role in REIV’s advocacy efforts with the Government on the RTA Reforms.

Gil King
Chief Executive Officer, REIV

Gil King joined the REIV as CEO in early 2017. Gil brings a wealth of experience to the role, both within membership organisations and within policy and regulatory environments. He has had over 20 years’ involvement in the building industry, including as Director Regulatory Compliance at the Victorian Building Commission (now Victorian Building Authority).

Who should attend

This short course is suitable for all Residential Property Managers, Leaders of Residential Property Management businesses, irrespective of size of portfolio and Owners Corporation Managers.

Expected outcomes

The course covers the key aspects of the RTA that you, your team, landlords and tenants need to understand and prepare for.
Learn and understand the how and the why from the people who have had first-hand access to government throughout the development of the legislation.

  • Learn how legislation and regulations work, and the process undertaken to make the amendments
  • Learn how to find, read and interpret the legislation and the regulations, to help you run a compliant business
  • Understand the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
  • Learn the expected time frames for announcements and implementation
  • Discuss strategies to prepare your office and your clients for the changes
  • Explore strategies to help your landlords understand the potential impact on their property and ways to manage this
  • Understand the process of recording issues and providing effective feedback to effect change.

Other information

  • REIV Members must use their individual member details to login and book.
  • This course will be delivered as an online webinar. Your unique webinar details will be emailed to you, a day before the webinar.
  • Each attendee will receive an e-book prior to the webinar.
  • All course attendees will be added to the REIV RTA updates contact list, ensuring that you are one of the first to be informed of any developments on the matter.

The REIV represents the Victorian real estate sector, advocating on legislation and issues that impact the Victorian residential and commercial property market. We work closely with government agencies through the complete process of legislation; from initial design through to implementation and review. 

As subject matter experts and advocates for the sector, the REIV consolidates Member feedback to provide input, comment and advice on new and existing legislation. Being at the forefront of property legislation in Victoria, the REIV is the leading provider of training and resources to the sector, assisting Members run compliant businesses.


Members & Non-Members 

$132.00 (inc. GST)

If you have booked the complete 2020 Inside Property Management event series. Contact us to book at this special price

$99.00 (inc. GST)

Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)

24 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM

Registration type

We are not taking registrations for this event at this time.