The Rental Bonds Portal As part of the ACT Revenue Office’s ongoing commitment to provide faster, more efficient digital services, the ACT Revenue Office has developed a new Rental Bonds Portal. The Portal offers a number of improvements and additional functionality, including the ability to lodge, manage and request refunds for bonds online. If you are an agent or lessor please sign in below.
If a lessor or agency receives a bond , they are required to lodge the bond with the ACT Rental Bonds Office. Bonds must be lodged within two weeks of receipt of the bond or commencement of the tenancy. Agencies are required to lodge the bond within four weeks of receiving the bond , or commencement of the tenancy.
Lessors and Agencies. What is a rental bond board? Bond money can be used by the lessor (also known as the landlord) to pay things such as damage caused by a tenant (besides normal wear and tear) or any outstanding payable rent. For more information visit the ACT Revenue Officewebsite. Tenant Bond Lodgement ForBond Refund Form 75KB , 175KB.
Occupancy Bond Lodgement Form 75KB, 311KB. Transfer of Rental Premises 73KB, 310KB. Agency Rent Roll Request Form 71KB, 302KB. Division Rental Bond Board. Constitution of Rental Bond Board.
An application for a refund of a bond is usually made after the completion of a tenancy. Once the refund has been released from Rental Bonds Office, the refund is deposited into a person’s nominated account. The Rental Bond Board is the independent custodian of rental bonds paid by tenants to landlords for residential tenancies.
Rental Bonds Online is a service helping tenants, agents and self-managing landlords lodge and refund bond money securely and easily. NSW Fair Trading encourages everyone involved in the process of renting to use this service. Rental bond help is interest-free financial help that covers up to 1 of your rental bond. Housing ACT offer to pay the rental bond of eligible people wanting to start a tenancy in the ACT private rental market.
The bond amount is then repaid to Housing ACT in small installments. If you’re found eligible, Housing ACT will enter into a rental bond agreement with you. Under the agreement, we will pay your rental bond on your behalf. The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) administers the Act and holds bonds during a tenancy. It took me one year to recover a bond from the Rental Bond Board after a previous tenant vacated.
ACAT resolves and decides disputes under this Act. Rental property disputes involve a lease or occupancy agreement. A lease is also called a residential tenancy agreement.
A rental bond is a security deposit paid at the start of the tenancy. It is an offence not to do so. The cheque or money order can be made out to Rental Bond Board. Once a bond is received you must provide a receipt, or note the payment details on the tenancy agreement, and provide a copy to the tenant.
Board means the Rental Bond Board constituted under this Act. All rental bonds are managed online through MyBond. A bond (sometimes called a ‘security deposit’) is a payment by a tenant which acts as a security for the owner. It protects the owner from any financial loss if a tenant does something the lease does not allow, or fails to do something the lease requires them to do.
For premises that charge a weekly rent that exceeds $5an unlimited amount can be asked. A standard tenancy agreement can be found here (PDF 276KB), or copies can be purchased from the ACT Law Society. Access Canberra does not provide legal advice to tenants, landlords or real estate agents.
Example: The agreement states the tenant must pay rent of $4a fortnight. Before they move in they pay $4‘rent in advance’. Check out our methodology note. The tenant moves into the property and lives there for weeks.
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