Rent Payment Methods

The Act sets out approved ways for paying rent, including cash, cheque, EFTPOS, deposit to a financial institution, credit card, deduction from your wages or benefit, or another way agreed by you and the lessor, agent or provider.

If the lessor, agent or provider seeks your agreement, to use a rent payment method that is not an approved way of paying rent, they must first give you a written notice that offers you a choice of at least two other approved ways of paying rent.

You must be notified of any costs associated with using each proposed rent payment method, which you may not otherwise be aware of.