Vanuatu Real Estate Glossary

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Term Main definition
Routine repair

Non-serious problem which can be fixed routinely.

Share home / share house

2 or more tenants share the house and costs.

State of repair / fit state

Well maintained.


One tenant sub-lets to another.

Tenancy agreement

Rental agreement, lease, contract.


A person who is renting a property and whose responsibilities include payment of rent.

Unliveable / non-liveable

Cannot be lived in.

Vacant possession

Tenant must be out of the property.

Warrant of possession

Court order to have control of the property.

Without grounds

Having no reason for doing something.