A disaster such as a storm, flood, bushfire or earthquake may raise renting questions about repairs or ending a lease.
If the property is damaged or destroyed, see our information for landlords and tenants after a disaster:
- ending the lease (when the property has been destroyed, or is damaged but still intact)
- alternative accommodation
- bond refunds
- claiming all or part of the bond to cover damage caused by a disaster
- compensation for a tenant’s possessions destroyed or damaged in a disaster
- reducing the rent because the property has become damaged
- responsibility for cleaning debris caused by a disaster
- repairs to a damaged property
- landlord inspection of damage to a rental property
- special laws for emergency repairs
- responsibility for arranging restoration of utility services
- warnings about travelling con men.
As Victoria's consumer affairs regulator, we help landlords, agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.