Changes to the residential tenancy laws start on 23 March 2020, with amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (the Act) and the new Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (the new Regulation).
The changes improve tenants’ renting experience while ensuring landlords can effectively manage their properties. 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 following information highlights the key changes starting on 23 March 2020.
NEW RESIDENTIAL TENANCY LAWS START MARCH 23RD 2020
MINIMUM STANDARDS TO CLARIFY ‘FIT FOR HABITATION’
NEW SMOKE ALARM OBLIGATIONS FOR LANDLORDS
CHANGES TO WATER USAGE CHARGES
NEW MANDATORY SET BREAK FEES FIXED TERM LEASES
STRENGTHENED INFORMATION FOR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIAL FACTS
If you need further information please contact our Property Management Team