No plan Dan leaves tenants, home buyers and agents in chaos

Confirmation that Victoria’s real estate market will remain in lockdown until at least 23 September is a further blow to tenants, home buyers, vendors and agents across Victoria.

The minimal easing of restrictions announced yesterday offered no relief for the real estate sector, which faces the same chaos as under last year’s extended Stage 4 restrictions.

With no ability for real estate agents to conduct property inspections or vendors to organise property photographs, styling and professional cleaning, the lockdown restrictions are now severely impacting the real estate industry.

Labor’s handbrake on the real estate market means less certainty for tenants, fewer opportunities for home buyers and ongoing financial pain for agents and the broader real estate industry.

Daniel Andrews has no plan to support Victoria’s real estate sector, only a plan for longer and harsher lockdowns.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Neil Angus:

“Housing is a critical need for everyone and the current extreme restrictions are now depriving people of this.

“Daniel Andrews is guilty of leaving tenants, home buyers and agents in the lurch with no plan for the future.

“The government needs to address this situation immediately and meet with industry bodies to provide a clear way out of the mess it has created.”