In some cases, the Director of Housing can end a lease in one name and start a new lease with someone else who lives there. This is called “Transfer of Tenancy” in the DHHS policies and requires a VCAT Order.

What you can do

  • If the perpetrator’s name is on the lease, you can apply to VCAT to remove their name from the lease.
  • If the affected person’s name is not on the lease, you can apply to VCAT to add their name to the lease.
  • You can apply to VCAT to do both of these at the same time.

What VCAT can do

  • VCAT can order to end the agreement between the Director of Housing and the current tenants.
  • They can also order the Director of Housing to start a new agreement with the affected person (and any others).

Find out more

Tenancy Management Manual, Chapter 15: Transfer of Tenancy, October 2017 [DHHS website]

This information is a guide only and should not be used as a substitute for professional legal advice.

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