A landlord is defined in the RT A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. as a person by whom premises are let under a The agreement between a landlord and a tenant for the rental of a property. agreement or are to be let under a proposed agreement (s 3). If the tenant is a public tenant, their landlord is the Director of Housing.
Landlords who are considered ‘public authorities’ for the purposes of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) (‘Charter Act’) are legally bound to act compatibly with, and give proper Something of value, such as money, given by one person to another person as part of a contract. to, the human rights set out in the Charter Act. The Director of Housing is a public authority. Many community housing providers and transitional housing managers may also be considered public authorities and be subject to the Charter (see ‘Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act’, below).
Writing the wrong name on a form (e.g. an application to VCAT) can have detrimental consequences for the tenant. A VCAT order specifying the wrong A person or organisation directly involved in a court case. Parties include the plaintiff or applicant, the defendant, and any third party added to the action, but not independent witnesses. is unenforceable.
When filling in forms and sending correspondence, the tenant should specify the landlord’s name, not the agent’s, although such forms and correspondence can be sent or given to the A person who acts for someone else. They can make decisions, carry out tasks or make agreements for the other person. For example, if you ask someone to bid for you at an auction they will be acting as your agent..
If there is no real All the property a person has, including real property and personal property. It is often used to describe property belonging to someone who has died, or the property of a bankrupt. agency involved, parties may wish to obtain a copy of some identification to ensure they have a serviceable address for documents (see s 66). If no details have been provided, a title search of the rental premises may aid to identify the owner of the premises or a serviceable address.