A resident may give the SDA provider a ‘notice of intention to vacate’ the dwelling under section 498ZZA of the Residential Tenancies Act.
The notice could also be given by the resident’s guardian or administrator.
The notice must be given in writing and specify the date on which the resident intends to vacate the dwelling.
When the SDA provider receives such a notice, the SDA provider has an obligation to notify the following within 24 hours:
- the NDIA (unless the SDA resident is not a NDIS participant, for example is an older person funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Continuity of Support Program) AND
- the resident’s guardian or administrator, as the case requires
- Consumer Affairs Victoria.
OPA expects the SDA provider will:
▢ provide a copy of the notice given by the resident to OPA
▢ provide a copy of the residency agreement to OPA (unless previously given)
▢ unless previously given, advise OPA of the name, address and contact details of:
▢ the resident
▢ you, the SDA provider
▢ the SIL provider
▢ any NDIS support coordinator (if known)
▢ the NDIS planner (if known)
▢ any guardian, administrator or NDIS Plan Nominee
▢ advise OPA of any supports or government bodies involved with the resident.