Lease Agreements for Victorian Landlords

Where a written lease is used, the landlord must give the tenant(s) an unsigned copy of the lease before asking them to sign.

Tenants should always read the lease thoroughly before signing and ask questions if they don’t understand any part of it.

 The lease outlines:

·         the amount of rent and how it is to be paid

·         the length and type of tenancy

·         the amount of bond required

·         other conditions and rules

·         any special terms agreed by the parties

Short-term leases can be written or verbal, however, we recommend using written leases.

Landlords and tenants can use  Form 1 - Residential tenancy agreement (Word, 1.5MB)

Long-term leases must be in writing, using either:

·         Form 1 - Residential tenancy agreement (Word, 1.5MB) 

·         Form 2 - Residential tenancy agreement for a fixed term of more than 5 years (Word, 632KB).

Written leases must accurately reflect the wording of these official forms.

Extra terms and conditions may be included, and the agreement must comply with the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

Don’t forget to upload the signed agreement onto the RealRenta platform, to form part of the tenancy file.


Source: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing/renting/types-of-rental-agreements/lease-agreements-or-contracts

Use RealRenta to record all communications between you and your tenant.

Don’t forget to upload all inspection checklists, photos and videos to the tenancy file.

Use RealRenta to automatically manage each tenancy.

RealRenta keeps comprehensive records of each transaction with time and date stamps for auditing purposes.

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Marlene Liontis
Friday, 26 April 2019

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