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Tenants can be evicted for some illegal acts

A landlord may require a tenant and all other occupants to leave their home if the tenant has committed an illegal act on the premises.

A landlord may require a tenant and all other occupants to leave their home if the tenant has committed an illegal act on the premises. The landlord issues a 'Notice to vacate' to do this. There is no need for the tenant to have been found guilty of the offence for this notice to be issued.

The Director of Housing has also been able to issue a notice to vacate for drug related offences that were committed in the common areas of public housing premises.

See ss. 250, 250A, 250B—Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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