Once the lease is registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria, you and the other parties will be notified. This can be used as evidence of access to other state aid such as rent relief or property tax relief. When the tenant rents a room in an apartment building, it is very important that the agreement details which parts of the premises the tenant owns exclusively and which parts of the tenant shared. It may be an intimidating step, but it is important not to delay it — paying the rent is a breach of the lease. Rent reductions can be deferred to the date the application is made. Tenants and landlords can agree on additional conditions that apply to the contract in addition to the legal provisions. Additional conditions cannot oppose, modify, or attempt to exclude any of the standard conditions from the application to the agreement. You should take the time to read the terms and this manual before signing the agreement. Agree to the rent reduction instead of a tenant who defers payment of the current amount to a later date.
If the rent is deferred, tenants may, at the end of the contract, be in debt that they cannot repay. If the tenant and landlord agree, a rental agreement can be renewed. This applies to agreements reached either privately or through dispute resolution services. An extended agreement can be used as evidence to support access to government assistance, such as a rent relief subsidy for tenants or for possible mortgage payment deferrals for landlords. Short-term leases can be written or oral, but we recommend the use of written leases. Owners and tenants can use our Form 1 – Rental Agreement (Word, 1.5MB). For more information on lease obligations, including the bid and recovery of the loan at the end of the lease, please visit The Consumer Affairs Victoria website at www.consumer.vic.gov.au Extended Rent Reduction Contracts should be registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria. A tenancy agreement is a legal contract between tenants and landlords, for which there is no cooling-off period.
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. In the event of the use of a written tenancy agreement, the landlord must provide an unsigned copy of the lease to the tenant (s) before inviting him to the signature. Tenants should always read the lease carefully before signing and ask questions if they do not understand part of the contract. CAV will work with tenants and landlords to help them secure a rent reduction agreement. The goal is to provide a quick service so that both parties have certainty. With information provided by tenants and landlords, CAV will attempt to reach an agreement that will share the financial burden. It is important to know that tenants and landlords can still get support from the Victoria Consumer Affairs and the Victoria Dispute Centre to help them get a new deal.