Residential Agreement Victoria
If you breach any provision of the rental agreement, you will be responsible for correcting it. If you are a tenant, it may mean that you are paying money to solve problems caused by you or your guests. If you do not voluntarily pay to repair the infringement, you may be sued for damages resulting from the infringement and/or possibly cleared by the lessor. Short-term leases can be written or oral, but we recommend the use of written leases. Landlords and tenants can use our Form 1 – Residential Tenancy Agreement (Word, 1.5MB). The lease agreement does not necessarily end when the lease expires. It can be for a fixed duration (for example. B 6 or 12 months) or periodic (usually month by month). If the lease is valid for a specified period, the rent cannot increase before the end date, unless the contract provides otherwise. If the tenant rents a room in shared accommodation, it is very important that the agreement defines the parts of the tenant`s exclusive premises and the parts of the tenants.
In Victoria, if the rent is $350.00/week or less, the maximum obligation is a monthly rent. The owner can apply to the Civil and Administrative Court of Victorian (VCAT) if he wishes a higher loan. As a rule, a higher deposit is only allowed if the rental agreement provides that the premises are the habitual residence of the owner and the tenant lives on the premises only until the lessor returns or if the rent is more than 350.00 USD / week.