Housing and tenancy

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Housing and tenancy

If you rent your home, there are laws that protect your rights. These include rules about:

  • rental agreements (sometimes called tenancy agreements or leases)
  • 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.

Your rights depend on what type of rental property you live in. Learn about your rights 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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