Implementing best practices and procedures helps ensure your organisation complies with mandatory legislated standards, such as the Residential Tenancies Act of 1987. Community housing providers can receive infringements for failing to meet their responsibilities and rights under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987, which can be found here. Alternatively, if a tenant fails to meet their responsibilities that can also receive infringements, which can be found here.
Below details some professional housing best practices and procedures community housing providers should consider implementing, if not already in place.
Professional Housing Best Practices & Procedures
Possible signs of family and domestic violence which can be identified include:
- Maintenance and repairs listed as broken locks broken windows, and holes punched in walls.
- Calls and complaints from neighbours detailing nuisance, annoyance, potential fighting, arguing, screaming, and/or verbal abuse.
- Neighbour’s or general public expressions of concern about the safety of other tenants.
The Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support have made available an extensive list of signs and indicators of family and domestic violence. This fact sheet can be found here.