Long term rental lease

When you invest with us you can choose a lease term to suit your needs. If you buy a DHA property our standard lease terms are six, nine or 12 years. If you bring a property to DHA, lease terms are generally three to six years.

So if you're seeking a long-term tenant, consider leasing your property to us.

Standard lease agreement

We use the standard state or territory lease agreement that applies where the property is located.

The lease agreement outlines our obligations as a tenant and the responsibilities that you retain as the landlord.

Additional terms

Our lease terms are fixed, however, so that we have the flexibility to meet our Defence housing obligations there are additional terms included in the standard lease agreement.

Extension of the term

We can vary the lease term by exercising each of the following rights once:

  • extend the term by up to 36 months
  • extend the term by up to 12 months.

No bond

There is no bond payable by DHA as the tenant.

Property care contract

DHA are the tenant and the property care provider. We manage your property under the terms of the property care contract.

The lease agreement and the property care contract run concurrently and end simultaneously.


You must take out and maintain appropriate insurance to cover your property and your obligations as a landlord.

Selling mid-lease

If you want to sell your property mid-lease we can help you with that too.

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Investors retain some responsibilities and risks i.e. rent, repair and market fluctuations. Prospective investors should seek independent advice. DHA does not accept responsibility for an inaccuracy or actions taken in reliance upon this information.
1. Rent is subject to abatement in limited circumstances.