Alterations to properties for tenants with a disability (Victoria)

 If a tenant has a dis­abil­ity, they can make rea­son­able alter­ations to the property to meet their spe­cial needs if:

·         the ten­ant pay for the alterations

·         the ten­ant agrees to restore the property to its pre­vi­ous state before they leave

·         the alter­ations will not alter the premises of another occu­pier. For exam­ple, a neighbour's property

·         things can be put back to the way that they were before the alterations.

In some cases, a prop­erty owner may be required to make alter­ations to premises to help accom­mo­date a per­son with dis­abil­ity, but only where this would not cause the owner 'unjus­ti­fi­able hardship'.

To deter­mine whether alter­ations would cause 'unjus­ti­fi­able hard­ship' to the prop­erty owner, all the cir­cum­stances must be con­sid­ered, includ­ing any ben­e­fit or detri­ment the adjust­ments may cause, the costs involved in mak­ing the alter­ations and the finan­cial cir­cum­stances of the owner.


More info for landlords; https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/discrimination/places-of-discrimination/accommodation/item/644-discrimination-and-renting-%E2%80%93-information-for-tenants


* RealRenta creates a file for each tenancy and dates and time stamps every interaction between you and your tenant.

Jason Gwerder
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Join our mailing list Receive Free Property Tips and news

Now Partnered With


Contact Us

1300 11 RENT (7368)