Rental law changes introducing minimum housing standards will come into effect for new tenancies from 1 September 2023, and for all tenancies from 1 September 2024.
The RTA has produced a range of fact sheets for tenants/residents and property managers/owners living in or managing houses, units, flats, caravans and moveable dwellings.
Bond refunds for persons experiencing domestic and family violence
When a tenant ends their interest in their tenancy on the grounds of experiencing domestic and family violence and vacates the property, the vacating tenant or the managing party can lodge a bond refund using this form.
Caravan parks and manufactured homes fact sheet
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) applies to tenancy agreements for caravans, caravan sites, houseboats and rented manufactured homes. Manufactured homes which are occupied by their owners are covered by the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.
Charging for electricity and other services in a moveable dwelling park
The owner/manager is responsible for paying all charges, levies, premiums, rates or taxes payable for the land that is the park. Examples include land taxes, general rates and environmental levies. This does not prohibit the charging of GST on rents to tenants.
Continuing a fixed term tenancy fact sheet
When a fixed term tenancy ends and the tenant will continue to remain in the rental premises, the lessor/agent and tenant need to decide on the future tenancy arrangements.
Dispute resolution process flow chart
A flow chart to show the RTA’s dispute resolution process.
Domestic and family violence – information for residents
Assistance is available for residents experiencing domestic and family violence in a rental property
Domestic and family violence – information for tenants
Assistance is available for tenants experiencing domestic and family violence in a rental property
Ending a tenancy agreement for managing parties fact sheet
Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to end an agreement lawfully, including using the approved form to provide reason for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.
Ending a tenancy agreement for tenants/residents fact sheet
Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to correctly end an agreement, including using the approved form to provide reasons for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.
Entry and privacy fact sheet
Lessors must take reasonable steps to ensure tenants have quiet enjoyment of their rented home. This means the lessor/agent must not interfere with the tenant’s reasonable peace, comfort and privacy in using the premises.
Entry and privacy for rooming accommodation fact sheet
There are steps that providers and their representatives must follow when entering the rooms of residents of rooming accommodation.
Flow chart: Managers/providers – what to do for residents experiencing domestic and family violence
Rooming accommodation managers/providers – what to do for residents experiencing domestic and family violence