She said Victorian real estate professionals would be “absolutely bleeding” as a result.Because Dan still has his fans I guess, despite the fact that I don't think his leadership will last much longer.Only thing worse than people that start rumours, is those that spread them.Why?
Victoria is really in a bad way economically speaking and its about to get a whole lot worse. In the meantime the Real Estate Institute of Victoria is advising landlords to refuse requests from tenants for rent increases and to refer every time to VCAT in order to deliberately choke the system - Realestate.com.au;
Victoria’s peak real estate body is advising its members to “refuse to negotiate rent reductions” with tenants in COVID-19 hardship until the state government engages in “genuine consultation” with the industry.
The hard-line stance comes after the government’s “roadmap for reopening” revealed physical inspections of Melbourne homes won’t be allowed again until at least October 26, essentially keeping the property market on ice well into its busiest selling season of the year.
Property players described Sunday as a “disastrous” and “grim day for real estate”, saying buyers and renters having the ability to set foot in the homes they’re interested in is crucial to the selling and leasing processes...
...In-person inspections have been outlawed in Melbourne since stage four lockdown began in early August, with real estate agents, photographers, videographers and stylists banned alongside buyers from attending homes.
SQM managing director Louis Christopher said this had caused a “near entire freeze up” of the market, while buyer’s advocate Frank Valentic said it had “literally shut down the property market”.
Fellow buyer’s advocate Cate Bakos called Sunday a “grim day for real estate”, as it had kicked off “another seven weeks of not being able to transact or inspect”.
She said Victorian real estate professionals would be “absolutely bleeding” as a result.
Said real estate professionals have been milking that cash cow for well over a decade, no sympathy. Christian Porter AG, suggested that casual workers should have stashed away extra loading for that rainy day, suck it up.
As for clogging up the VCAT with submissions, the CFMMEU would be proud. Bullying.
Self preservation, interests of owners buyers and tenants are secondary.