Sorting out rental problems
To avoid disputes over your lease, carefully read the terms of
your rental agreement before you sign and get help if you need it.
Here are some places to go for help.
When things go wrong
You could have one of these problems:
- You are behind with your rental repayments or other debts like
a credit card or personal loan
- You are unsure about a contract you have signed
- You are having problems with your landlord or another
You may get into legal trouble by not paying what you owe and
there may be long term effects for you if you don't pay your
If you are having money problems you can get free help from a
financial counsellor who can get you back on the right path with
sensible budgeting. They can also help you talk to creditors and
explain your legal obligations. Find a financial counsellor
in your area.
Video: Sophie rents using credit
Sophie rents using credit video
In this video, Sophie talks about how she moved out of home but
her finances got away from her. Hear what she did to get her money
back under control and back to enjoying life with her friends.
You can also call a tenant union or government agency for help
with your rental problems.
Government consumer agencies and fair trading offices
Tenants' unions and advocacy groups
If you have to leave home but can't afford a place to stay, you
might also be eligible for support from the government housing
authority in your state:
Last updated: 03 Apr 2018