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I have escaped DFV – What can I do to feel more secure in my rental property?

Victims who have escaped DFV are still in danger of further violence if the perpetrator is still at large.

Property owners have an obligation to allow you to feel safe and secure in your rental property and there are many things you are permitted to do as a person fleeing DFV. The following are examples of what you can do (at your own cost), provided you inform your property manger:

  • Change the locks at your property, as long as you provide a set of keys to your property manager
  • Install external security cameras and other security devices
  • Install improved external lighting, including sensor lights
  • Cut back bushes and other vegetation around the house to allow a clear view of visitors

Financial assistance for safety upgrades is available from Centre Against Domestic Abuse.

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