Notices to end an SDA residency

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The provider and resident can end the agreement by giving notice. You can give any of these notices to the provider on the resident’s behalf.

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Notices by email

The law says that the provider must give the resident any notices and documents in person or by mail. The resident can also choose to get notices, documents and other information from the provider by email. The resident needs to give the provider permission to do this, by:

The resident can change their mind at any time. They must tell the provider in writing if they do not want to communicate by email anymore.

If the resident's email address changes, they must give the provider your new email address straight away.

Notice of revocation – from the provider to the resident

The provider must give the resident a Notice of revocation (Word, 668KB) within five days of the:

  • property no longer being enrolled as an SDA
  • provider no longer being registered as a NDIS provider.

The agreement ends 90 days after the above happens.

Notice of temporary relocation – from the provider to the resident

If the provider gives the resident a Notice of temporary relocation (Word, 92KB), they the resident must move out their room or the property for up to 90 days.

The provider can withdraw this notice any time before the resident moves out, by giving the resident a Notice of withdrawal to SDA resident (Word, 656KB).

For more information, view Notice of temporary relocation.

Notice to vacate – from the provider to the resident

The provider can give the resident a Notice to vacate to tenants of rented premises (Word, 674KB) if they:

  • owe at least 14 days’ rent
  • got a breach of duty notice for not paying rent, and did not pay what they owed within 14 days
  • make other residents or staff at the property feel unsafe
  • stop other residents from using the property
  • are a danger to themselves
  • can no longer be supported at the property
  • seriously damage or destroy any part of the property
  • use the property for illegal purposes
  • need to move out of the property so that major repairs or renovations can happen
  • need to move out of the property because it is going to be demolished
  • need to move out because the property is being sold with vacant possession – this means it is being sold without anyone living in it
  • have not obeyed a VCAT order.

The provider can withdraw this notice any time before the resident moves out, by giving the resident a Notice of withdrawal to SDA resident (Word, 656KB).

For more information, view the Notice to vacate.

Possession orders

A possession order is issued by VCAT and says the resident must move out of the property. It is often granted when a resident gets a notice to vacate but does not move out on the date they are supposed to.

For more information, view Possession orders.

Notice of intention to vacate – from the resident to the provider

The resident can give the provider a notice of intention to vacate if they want to end the agreement and move out of the property. This must be in writing and include the date they will be moving out. They can use our Notice to SDA provider (Word, 573KB).

The resident can withdraw this notice any time before they move out, by giving the provider a Notice of withdrawal to SDA provider (Word, 657KB).

For more information, view Notice of intention to vacate.

Notice of intention to terminate – from the resident to the provider

This is different from a notice of intention to vacate.

The resident can give the provider a notice of intention to terminate if:

  • the provider did not give them the information statement before entering into or establishing an agreement, and
  • they want to end the agreement because of this.

The resident must use our Notice of intention to terminate (Word, 658KB).

Notice of withdrawal

If the provider gives the resident a Notice of temporary relocation or a Notice to vacate, they can choose to withdraw these notices any time before the resident moves out.

The provider must give the resident a Notice of withdrawal to SDA resident (Word, 656KB).

If the resident gives the provider a Notice of intention to vacate, they can withdraw this notice any time before they move out.

The resident must give the provider a Notice of withdrawal to SDA provider (Word, 657KB).