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Housing and Tenancy

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Learn more about housing and tenants’ rights in Victoria

Housing and tenancy laws are an essential safeguard for Victorian renters. Tenant issues include rental payments, repairs, breaking leases, bonds, and what to do if you’re struggling financially. Understanding your rights and obligations is crucial if you live in a rental property.

While there are many different types of tenancies and house rental agreements, the information on this page applies to standard residential tenancy agreements.

If you live in a rooming house, a caravan park, or public housing, or if you rent a site or have a licence agreement, there are some differences in how the law applies to you. If you’re uncertain about what type of tenancy or rental agreement you have, contact us for advice.

The Victorian Government’s emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic were temporary. 2021 will see significant changes to tenancy laws in Victoria and this page will be updated to reflect these changes over the next few months.  For the most current information please visit Tenants Victoria or contact us.

How can Barwon Community Legal Service help me?

Barwon Community Legal Service is currently offering a limited tenancy advice service. If you’re a private tenant, contact us to find out if we can help you.

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Important points to remember:

  • There are different types of tenancies with different rights and obligations. It can be challenging to work out which type of agreement you have, so we recommend that you seek legal advice for any legal issues concerning your tenancy
  • If you seek help from an organisation for a rental property issue, you’ll need the full name of your landlord/rental provider (property owner). This information should be in your lease agreement.

Last modified on July 1st, 2021 at 4:54 pm

The content on this site is information only and is not legal advice. If you need legal advice please contact us.