Advice: Have I Entered into a Rental Agreement?
Looking at buying a house soon and am unsure if I am in a lease or not.
Started a 6 month lease last year in VIC and was on a month to month agreement after that.
A while back the property manager asked me about signing a new 12 month lease (via email), to which I replied "no issues with signing a new lease"
The property manager then emailed me with "thanks for the confirmation of the lease, it will start from x date for 12 months."
About a week later they emailed me a lease agreement and asked me to sign it and return it to them, which I have not done.
Despite me not actually signing any official tenancy agreement, have I now entered into a lease?
Tried talking to consumer.vic.gov people, but they told me it would be up to VCAT to determine.
Why is this a big deal? The property I am renting is in an area that has a high% vacancy and will most likely result in me paying rent for significant time before another tenant is found. And any prospective mortgage combined with residual rent isn't feasible long term.
Added a poll, but an actual input would be very helpful.
3Sounds like a VCAT problem