You must provide evidence (death certificate, funeral receipt, cremation certificate or coroner's report) along with the Transfer or Bond Claim form.
If the deceased was a sole landlord:
If the deceased was a joint landlord:
- their interests pass to the surviving landlord
- you do not need to mention the name of the deceased in the Transfer or Bond Claim form; however, you must still provide evidence (death certificate, funeral receipt, cremation certificate or coroner's report) when you submit the form.
If you cannot contact the deceased landlord's next of kin, you must provide proof of your entitlement to the bond by applying to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for an order directing the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) to transfer or release the bond. Application forms are available from the VCAT website or by calling 1300 01 8228 (1300 01 VCAT). Calling this number costs the same as a local call. Additional charges may apply if you call from overseas, on a mobile or payphone.
Complete the Transfer or Bond Claim form and post it together with the VCAT order to:
Locked Bag 007
Wendouree VIC 3355