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What you need to do before 1 January 2020

Step 1: Make sure your specialist disability accommodation (SDA):

  • is registered as an ‘SDA enrolled dwelling’
  • meets the NDIS requirements.

Step 2: Choose an agreement:

Step 3: Give your resident and their support person (if any) the agreement and matching information statement:

The SDA residency agreement is designed for SDA providers and residents. Note: You must give the resident and their support person the agreement and information statement at least seven days before entering into or establishing the agreement.

Step 4: Explain the information statement to the resident and/or their support person in a way they can easily understand - this can be done verbally or in writing.

Note: If the resident does not have a support person and their disability prevents them from understanding the information, you must appoint someone for them. This person cannot work for you or be connected to your organisation.

Step 5: Enter into or establish the agreement seven days after you gave the resident and their support person the agreement and information statement. You must use the agreements found on our website. For more information, view our Starting an agreement with an SDA resident page.

Step 6: Notify us within 14 days of entering into or establishing an SDA residency agreement, by submitting our Add a new SDA residency agreement online form.

Things to remember:

Give the resident and their support person (if any) the agreement and information statement at least seven days before entering into or establishing the agreement.

Only use the SDA residency agreement or the Residential tenancy agreements available from our website.

Explain the information statement in a way the resident can easily understand.

Give the resident a copy of the agreement before they move in.

Do not ask for rent to be paid more than 30 days in advance in a SDA residency agreement.

Offer residents a cost-free method of paying the rent, including Centrepay.

Do not ask for a bond in a SDA residency agreement.

Allow potential residents to inspect the SDA without charge.

Notify Consumer Affairs Victoria each time you enter into or establish an SDA residency agreement.

Tell the resident and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) if your property is no longer an SDA enrolled dwelling, or if your registration with the NDIS has been revoked.