Renting a home: a guide for tenants

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The guide to your rights and responsibilities when renting a home in Victoria. Download the guide in PDF or Word format, or order a printed copy.‚Äč

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About the guide

Renting a home: a guide for tenants is the summary approved by the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria of the rights and duties of a landlord and tenant under a tenancy agreement. Under section 66 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, landlords and agents must give the tenant this guide on or before the day they move in.

Providing the guide electronically

From 19 June 2019, landlords or agents can provide Renting a home: a guide for tenants in electronic form if the tenant has agreed in writing to receive notices and other documents electronically (for example, to a nominated email address). Otherwise, the landlord must provide a printed copy.

If the tenant has agreed, landlords can email them the following link, which will direct them to this page to download the most up-to-date copy of the guide: consumer.vic.gov.au/rentingguide.

How tenants can agree to receive the guide electronically

Tenants can agree to receive the renting guide, notices and other documents electronically either:

For more information, see our Before signing the lease page.

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Order a printed copy

Landlords, agents or tenants can order printed copies of our guides by downloading and completing our Publications and forms order (Word, 93KB).