ADS providers are required to enter into agreements with residents and residents of the SDA who are supported through the Commonwealth Continuity Support Program. The SDA residence agreement and information statements for both types of agreements are now available on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website under resources for residents. SDA suppliers and existing residents must enter into or enter into a new SDA residence contract by January 1, 2020. Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) is the new Victorian regulator of the SDA. CAV has just published the agreement on accommodation for persons with disabilities and the information statement for persons with disabilities, as well as an information statement for SDA participants who enter into a standard housing rental agreement. These documents are now available on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website along with more information and resources. All SDA suppliers must choose, at least seven days before the conclusion of this agreement, which agreement is best for their property and issue each SDA tenant the corresponding statement of information. The SDA provider may choose the lease it wishes to offer to its SDA tenants, either by choosing the SDA housing contract, which reflects many of the additional security features previously offered under the Disability Act of 2006 and which are now included in Part 12 A of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 , either by offering tenants a standard agreement on residential rents. Regardless of the agreement chosen, sDA suppliers must comply with the terms of NDIA, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Tenants throughout Victoria use this agreement to rent standard housing. Visitors to the community will retain their existing powers and features in Victoria for SDA residents who are under an SDA housing agreement, including the initiation of visits. Declarations of residence under the Disability Act are maintained until existing residents are transferred to new SDA residence contracts or housing leases under the ATR. When a beneficiary of the SDA has entered into an SDA residence contract, the SDA provider may, from time to time, notify the resident or receive advice from the resident. Residents with disabilities living in group homes who have not yet signed up to SDA residence agreements retain rights under the Disability Act 2006. Your supplier cannot create its own contract, but it may include additional conditions as long as these conditions do not deprive you of legal rights. If now, the term is not valid.