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, including the ability to keep pets. Some changes have already been made, with more changes to start on 1 July 2020. 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.

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You also have rights if you are homeless.

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