Renting a Home

The Residential Tenancies List A List is an area in VCAT that deals with cases of a similar nature. For example, the Residential Tenancies List decides cases between tenants and landlords, and the Civil Claims List handles disputes about buying or selling goods and services. at VCAT can hear cases between tenants and landlords, caravan park owners and residents, and between rooming house owners and rooming house residents. We can also hear cases between the Director of Housing and tenants, and under the Disability Act 2006.

We cannot hear disputes between tenants, or co-tenants, disputes between residents, disputes with neighbours or disputes about internal Director of Housing policy.

We receive thousands of applications each year to hear cases under the Residential Tenancies List. Generally the hearings for these are short. Residential Tenancies cases usually only have one hearing The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. .


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