Fact sheet 19: Guidelines for notice to vacate for endangering safety

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This page is about changes to Victoria's renting laws that have not happened yet. They will be in place by 29 March 2021.

For information on current laws, view our Renting section.

A renter may be given a notice to vacate by their rental provider (landlord) if they, or their visitor, endanger:

  • another resident or other residents
  • neighbours
  • the rental provider or their agent, or
  • the rental provider’s or agent’s contractor or employee.

The termination date can be the same day the notice is given.

Consumer Affairs Victoria will publish guidelines to help understand what endangering safety means for this notice to vacate.

VCAT must consider these guidelines when deciding an eviction application using this notice to vacate.

This reform also applies to rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks.