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02-08-2019

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (No2) passed

New tenancy legislation The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (No. 2) was passed on 30 July 2019 which will:

  • limit tenants’ liability for careless damage in rental properties.
  • give the Tenancy Tribunal full jurisdiction over cases concerning premises that are unlawful for residential purposes, such as garages and sleep-outs, which don’t meet minimum requirements for renting.
  • protect tenants living in those premises under the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • give Tenancy Services the ability to take enforcement action against landlords who rent properties which don’t meet minimum standards.
  • allows for regulations to be made to address how contamination of rental properties is tested and managed.
There is more information about the RTA (2) changes here

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