Changes to the residential tenancy laws start on 23 March 2020, with amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and the new Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019.
The changes aim to reduce disputes over repairs and maintenance, increase protection and certainty for tenants, and clarify the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords.
The list below highlights the key changes, contact your Property Manager for further information or access the link below:
1 – Minimum standards to clarify“fit for habitation”.
2 – New smoke alarm obligations for landlords
3 – Changes of a “minor nature”
4 – Damage & removing modifications
5 – New mandatory set break fees for fixed term agreements
6 – Strengthened information disclosure requirements
7 – New material facts
8 – New information to be disclosed to prospective strata tenants
9 – Remedies for tenants for breaches to information disclosure requirements
10 – Water Efficiency Measures
11 – New Rectification Order Process
12 – New Standard form of agreement
Some of the new laws will not apply to existing fixed term residential tenancies entered into before March 2020 and over the coming months we will update you accordingly once finalised.
If you have any questions, or need clarification on any of the above, please contact Anna Marten, our Senior Investment & Property Manager, on 9651 1666 or email@example.com
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