This varies depending on each state and territory and also changes depending on who lodges the claim. There are time limits placed on both the tenant and landlord for responding to bond and security claims to try and make the process as quick as possible.
- Respond to any notification from a government bond or security deposit agency as quickly as possible to speed up a refund.
- If a part of the bond is not disputed, that part of the bond may be paid out while the disputed part is being resolved by an authority or tribunal.
- As a tenant, make sure your personal details are updated including bank account details with the relevant agent, landlord or state or territory authority.
- As a landlord make sure your account details are updated with the relevant state or territory authority.
State or Territory Requirements
The landlord must return the bond within 7 business days after the tenant gave up vacant possession of the premises other than the amount that the landlord is entitled to retain.
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