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Claiming the bond if you are the next of kin or legal representative for a tenant or landlord

If a tenant or landlord is:

  • out of contact
  • incapacitated, or
  • represented by a nominee

you must submit evidence of this when you submit the Bond Claim form.

The evidence may be:

  • Power of Attorney, including:
    • General Power of Attorney
    • Enduring Power of Attorney, or
    • a Guardian appointed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or a court.
  • a Letter of Appointment.

The tenant or landlord's authorised representative, who is named in the evidence, may sign the Bond Claim form on behalf of the tenant or landlord.

If a tenant or landlord has died, you must provide evidence (death certificate, funeral receipt, cremation certificate or coroner's report) when you submit the Bond Claim form.

If the deceased was a sole tenant or landlord:

If the deceased was a joint tenant or landlord:

  • the interests of the deceased tenant or landlord pass to the surviving tenant(s) or landlord(s)
  • you do not need to mention the name of the deceased in the Bond Claim form; however, you must still provide evidence (death certificate, funeral receipt, cremation certificate or coroner's report) when you submit the form.
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