Property Services FAQs

Wayss Property Services manages more than 400 properties throughout Greater Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Most of the properties are transitional housing that acts as a stepping stone to more permanent housing in public housing, community housing or the private rental market is found.

No. Wayss does not require you to pay Rent In Advance or a Bond.

Rent is required to be paid at all times unless you are paying for accommodation elsewhere such as in a rehabilitation centre. If you are incarcerated and your payments stop, your rent will be adjusted to $15 per week. Rent is NOT adjusted if you are away on holidays.

No. Changing locks on your Wayss THM property is actually a breach of your tenancy agreement.

No. Spare keys are not provided to tenants.

Children aged 16 years or over can have an additional key to the property.

All alterations/modifications to the property must be requested in writing and approved by Wayss and DHHS. All modification requests must be accompanied with an Occupational Therapist report. If you make changes to the property without Wayss’ consent, you may have to cover the costs of restoring the property to its former condition.

Yes. Your property will then be taken off our gardening rounds and you will solely be responsible for maintaining the property. You may also be subject to more frequent inspections by a Property Services worker to make sure garden is being maintained regularly.

Yes you can. Just keep in mind that THM properties come fully furnished and if furniture is already at the property, we cannot relocate it to another location. However, if THM property is empty (a list of Schedule of Items can be provided to your support worker to ensure no double ups) we will not order furniture.

Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.