If you cannot keep up your rent payments you are considered to be in ‘rent arrears’. If you find yourself in this situation you should inform your landlord or real estate agent about your difficulty and try to negotiate a repayment plan.
When you are in rent arrears you have a number of options available to help you stay on in your rented home, however you need to act quickly an...
The Residential Tenancies Act sets out the rights and duties of landlords and tenants including the residents of caravan parks and rooming houses. Strict limits are set on bonds. Landlords’ rights of entry are limited by law. Tenants can be evicted only by legal process but being in arrears on rent can result in a 14-day Notice to Vacate. When a property is sold a 60-day notice must be given...
Head to the Tenants Union of Victoria for information, step-by-step guides and fact sheets on topics like:
Breaking a lease
Notices to Vacate
Avoiding eviction if you get behind in your rent