During a rental

Last updated: 29 Mar 2021


This chapter covers issues that might arise during the time that a renter, resident or site tenant occupies rented premises or other form of accommodation, including:

  • Rent: when and how rent can be charged and increased, and how rent increases can be challenged;
  • Bond: obligations with respect to bonds and what happens with a bond at the end of a tenancy;
  • Repairs: how urgent and non-urgent repairs are dealt with under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (RTA), and which party may be liable for the costs of repairs;
  • Compliance procedures: breach of duty notices, applications for compliance orders and compliance order hearings;
  • Duties: of renters and residential rental providers under the RTA;
  • Compensation: when compensation may be claimed by a renter or residential rental provider for breach of duties;
  • Creation of a tenancy: applications to the Tribunal and evidentiary requirements; and
  • Family violence provisions: where family violence protections apply.

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