Successful applicant of a rental property is usually asked by the broker or lessor to sign a rental agreement, also known as a rental agreement, before they can move in. Extended rent reduction contracts should be registered with Victoria consumer companies. Additional terms and conditions may be included and the agreement must comply with the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Once the lease is registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria, you and the other parties will be notified. This can be used as evidence of access to other state aid such as rent relief or property tax relief. There is no defined format, but you can use the form for the temporary rent reduction agreement as a guide. If you use another format, it should include: With a budgeting tool like the Moneysmart budget planner, you can create an affordable rent amount. The guide is that paying more than 30% of your pre-tax (gross) income in rental fees is considered an advantageous rent. If the tenant and landlord agree, a rental agreement can be renewed. This applies to agreements reached either privately or through dispute resolution services.

An extended agreement can be used as evidence to support access to government assistance, such as a rent relief subsidy for tenants or for possible mortgage payment deferrals for landlords. If a tenant is having difficulty paying rent because of the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19), their landlord must try to agree with them on the amount of rent they can pay. Short-term leases can be written or oral, but we recommend the use of written leases. Owners and tenants can use our Form 1 – Rental Agreement (Word, 1.5MB). CAV will work with tenants and landlords to help them secure a rent reduction agreement. The goal is to provide a quick service so that both parties have certainty. With information provided by tenants and landlords, CAV will attempt to reach an agreement that will share the financial burden. So everyone is clear about what was decided to register your rent reduction and online lease at Consumer Affairs Victoria.