Tenants throughout Victoria use this agreement to rent standard housing. The Disability Act also introduces new provisions that allow an SDA resident with a residential rent rental agreement to request a visit to a visitor to the community. Many, but not all, conditions contained in the information statements and VAC agreements refer to the conditions set out in the NDIS commercial conditions and NDIS standards of practice with respect to the inclusion of service contracts and areas requiring the agreement of the participants. NDS is investigating how SDA providers could make complements and/or changes to the reporting and agreements to include additional conditions needed to streamline agreements while meeting a supplier`s compliance obligations under the three NDIA, NDIS-Commission and Consumer Affairs Victoria bodies. Visitors to the community will retain their existing powers and features in Victoria for SDA residents who are under an SDA housing agreement, including the initiation of visits. When a beneficiary of the SDA has entered into an SDA residence contract, the SDA provider may, from time to time, notify the resident or receive advice from the resident. Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) is the new Victorian regulator of the SDA. CAV has just published the agreement on accommodation for persons with disabilities and the information statement for persons with disabilities, as well as an information statement for SDA participants who enter into a standard housing rental agreement. These documents are now available on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website along with more information and resources. All SDA suppliers must choose, at least seven days before the conclusion of this agreement, which agreement is best for their property and issue each SDA tenant the corresponding statement of information. The SDA provider can choose the lease it wishes to offer to its SDA tenants, either by choosing the SDA housing contract, which reflects many of the additional security features previously offered under the Disability Act of 2006 and which are now included in Part 12 A of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, or by offering tenants a standard agreement on residential rents. Regardless of the agreement chosen, sDA suppliers must comply with the terms of NDIA, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Consumer Affairs Victoria.
The SDA residence contract retains some existing responsibilities for ADS providers, previously owned by disability service providers under the Disability Act 2006. Declarations of residence under the Disability Act are maintained until existing residents are transferred to new SDA residence contracts or housing leases under the ATR.