Housing and tenancy

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Housing and tenancy

There are laws to protect the rights of tenants and set out the responsibilities of landlords. These include rules about:

  • tenancy agreements
  • bonds
  • repairs
  • eviction and ending a tenancy arrangement.

Note – rental laws are changing

New laws will provide more protections for renters. Some changes, including the ability to keep pets, have already been made. More changes will start 29 March 2021. To learn more about these changes, view the Changes to renting laws section on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

The rights and responsibilities of a tenant or landlord depend on the type of tenancy arrangements, for example, if you are:

Get help

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

More information

You also have rights if you are homeless.

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