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Who has permission to take photos of a rented home?

The landlord or agent may want to photograph the property if it is going to be sold or they need to find new tenants. If you don't want them to take photos of your home, you have several options.

If you are worried that photos taken will put your valuables at risk of theft, you could

  • remove them before the photos are taken
  • refuse permission for the photos to be taken.

If photos are taken without your consent, you can serve a Breach of duty notice on the landlord or agent.

If the photos are being used for public displays, such as sale boards, and you think they breach your privacy, you should contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

As Victoria's consumer affairs regulator, we help landlords, agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.

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