Rents charged in the CEHL Program are designed to be affordable for tenants on low incomes.
Tenants are charged rent according to their household income – rents are generally set at around 25% of their assessable income, and 100% of any Commonwealth Rent Assistance received. The exact rent system is different for the different co-op models in the CEHL Program.
Rents are usually charged from Sunday to Saturday, being paid fortnightly in advance. Each Co-Op will adopt payment systems that best meet the needs of their tenants, but most will offer facilities such as Centrepay or Automatic Bank Transfers as well as direct payment at a Post Office or Bank.
Rents are the primary source of income for the co-operative and this income is essential to meet maintenance and administration costs.
It is vital that Co-Ops ensure rents are paid on time, and, in accordance with their policy and procedures, take prompt action whenever rent arrears occur.
Bonds are not charged under the Co-Op Program.
Documents related to rents
|2014 Household Information Form|
|Guide to Household Details Form (224 Kb)|
|Catch Up Agreement|
|2014/2015 CEHL Rent Policy Manual (463 Kb)|
|2014 CEHL Rent Policy Manual (351 Kb)|
|2015 Rent Calculator (58 Kb) REMEMBER TO ENABLE ALL MACROS|
|Centrelink Income Confirmation Consent Form (25 Kb) This is only to be used by CMC's, Vic Wide Tenants and Co-ops that use CEHL's Fee for Service Rent Calculations.|
CERCs should refer to Fact Sheets and PAC Recommended Policies for further information and guidance on many of the issues and decisions likely to present.