Housing and tenancy

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Housing and tenancy

There are laws to protect the rights of renters (tenants) and set out the responsibilities of residential rental providers (landlords). These include rules about:

  • rental (tenancy) agreements
  • bonds
  • repairs
  • eviction and ending a rental agreement.

Note – rental laws have recently changed

New laws provide more protections for renters. These changes started on 29 March 2021. Learn more about the changes and the new rental laws on the Tenants Victoria website.

The rights and responsibilities of a renter or rental provider depend on the type of rental arrangement, for example, if you are:

Get help

Find out how you can get help with housing and tenancy.

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You also have rights if you are homeless.

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