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. Disputes over the repayment of bonds can be heard by the Victorian civil and administrative court. Residential rent rules do not apply when the contract is valid for a fixed term of more than 5 years and the contract does not have a term allowing the tenant or lessor to terminate or continue the contract. 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 common situation is that the tenant has exclusive ownership of his own bedroom and sharing kitchen, bathroom and laundry. The description in the agreement of the portions of the tenant`s property and the non-exclusive property guarantees the rights and obligations of all parties. Landlords are required to subdivide each tenant with a copy of a written tenancy agreement. 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. If the agreement is written, it is called “leasing” and the rental right requires it to appear on a printed form. It is important to read and understand your lease before signing. If the lease is valid for a fixed period, the rent cannot be increased before the end date, unless the agreement provides for something else.
This rental kit contains an educational video that guides you through the process of concluding your contract. It can be accessed in the members area after the purchase. For more information on lease obligations, including the bid and recovery of the loan at the end of the lease, visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website in www.consumer.vic.gov.au Make sure you are satisfied with the condition of the property before paying money and before moving in.