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Title: Shared households (Links to English resource)
Summary: Not all shared household arrangements are the same. When you share a house or flat with other people, it may be a co-tenancy arrangement where all tenants have equal rights, one tenant may be sub-letting from another tenant, or you may have a licence agreement with no tenancy rights at all. Problems can occur when you share with other tenants, especially if you move into an established ‘share house’. There may be doubts about your legal status, and the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 does not cover the rights and responsibilities of co-tenants in relation to each other, and nor does it regulate licence agreements.
Organisation: Tenants Victoria (former Tenants Union Victoria)
Last reviewed: September 2019
Target audience: General
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