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Landlord requesting an extra bond

Your landlord cannot request more than one bond if you:

  • have paid a bond for the initial lease and the weekly rent is not more than $350 (short-term lease) or $760 (long-term lease), and
  • continue to live at the same property when you enter into the subsequent lease.

In a long-term lease agreement using Form 2, the landlord can ask the tenant to top up the bond amount after five years by giving them 120 days’ written notice of the request. For more information, view our Lodging the bond page.

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