Category Archives: Housing

In a private rental, do I need to disclose my HIV status to my landlord or real estate agent?

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No, you do not have to disclose your HIV status to your landlord, and we would advise against it. If you do disclose, it is unlawful for the landlord to treat you less favourably than another tenant on the basis of your HIV status unless you are in shared accommodation with the owner or one of his or her close relatives. Source: HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, Sydney... Read more

Do I have to disclose my HIV status if I apply for government housing?

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You do not have to disclose your HIV status when you apply for public housing. However, if you wish to get priority housing for medical reasons related to your HIV, then you will need to provide supporting evidence that will involve disclosure. Similarly, if you need to live near a particular medical facility, or need a property with adaptations to suit a disability that has resulted from your HIV, then you will need to... Read more