If the tenant is permitted to keep pets capable of carrying parasites which can affect humans, a pet bond may be charged.
Lessors/agents must lodge the security bond as a single amount, specifying the amount taken as pet bond.
The amount a tenant can be charged for a pet bond depends on the type of lease agreement they have.
The pet bond must be no more than $260 unless the weekly rent is more than an amount set by regulation ($1200 per week as at 1 June 2011).
Long-stay tenancy in a residential park
A maximum amount of $100 may be charged for a pet bond.
Tenants must not be charged a pet bond for an assistance dog.
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