Victoria Tenancy Agreements

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. 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. Make sure you are satisfied with the condition of the property before paying money and before moving in. If the owner offers the property before moving in or wants to upgrade it (z.B. install a heater), make sure it is included in the rental agreement or receive the promise in writing. The status report can be used as conclusive evidence of the condition of the property at the time of the move. For example, before signing and returning a copy of the report, you should consult the property and note the problems or problems on both copies, especially if your opinion differs from that of the owner or agent, such as a stain on the carpet that was not registered by the owner or agent. This is important because the status report can help you defend a loan or claim for damages or cleaning costs at the end of your lease. In most jurisdictions, a minimum period of termination is required by law. The tenancy agreement may set a longer termination period than the legal minimum, but it cannot specify a shorter period than the legal minimum. If this is the case, the legal minimum is still necessary.

They should consult the status applicable to these statutory minimum requirements, as they vary according to the jurisdiction, nature and duration of the lease. Disposal and sublease Give the lessor a notice of non-compliance with a claim from the landlord End of a rental right and your lease If you wish to leave the fixed end date, the landlord and the tenant are sure of the duration. It indicates the exact day of the end of the lease. The advantage is that neither party is obliged to terminate the lease to terminate the lease, it simply expires on the specified date. In a fixed-term lease, the lessor cannot increase the rent or change other terms of the tenancy agreement unless he expressly reserves the right in the contract and the tenant accepts the changes.