For more information, contact Victoria Consumer Affairs on 1300 55 81 81 or visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au. Disputes over the repayment of bonds can be heard by the Victorian civil and administrative court. This review provided a unique opportunity to review the regulatory framework in place since 1997 and to ensure that it meets the needs of participants in the current rental housing market. Reform 93. VCAT will be able to decide on the termination of leases in situations of domestic violence. It may denounce an agreement or ask for the creation of a new agreement that does not include the person who committed the violence. A landlord or broker cannot increase the rent to be paid under a tenancy agreement more than once over a six-month period. From 19 June 2019, rent increases under new leases are limited to once every 12 months. A status report will help prove the damage caused by the tenant to deduct the amount to repair the damage caused by the loan. The expiry of the lease does not necessarily end the lease.
If a “periodic” term is chosen, the lease is automatically renewed on the same terms as the first lease, unless it is amended by a formal termination, in accordance with the law. A one-year “periodic monthly lease” is therefore in fact 12 separate leases, automatically renewed. The lease is automatically renewed until one of the parties wishes to terminate the lease (by a correct termination, as required by law). Successful applicant of a rental property is usually asked by the broker or lessor to sign a rental agreement, also known as a rental agreement, before they can move in. Reform to 29. Tenants can ask the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) to have the loan released in whole or in part, either with or without the RRP`s consent. If both parties have agreed, the RTBA will pay the loan according to the parties` instructions for each allocation. If the tenant submits an application without mutual consent, the RTBA will notify the RRP, which then has 14 days to notify the RTBA if they challenge the application. Otherwise, the loan will be automatically paid. RRPs must continue to apply to VCAT if they apply for the loan without the tenant`s consent. This reform also applies to obligations in rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks.
VCAT offers to contact your landlord through your agent (if any) to discuss any options that may be available to you. Reform 18. The law is amended to clarify that a tenant who does not have a properly executed housing lease (i.e. the RRP did not sign the contract) will nevertheless benefit from the protection measures in the law, as if the contract had been duly signed from the beginning. This reform also applies to settlement agreements in residential parks.