Pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy

Rental law changes around pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy came into effect from 1 October 2022.  

Under these changes: 

  • tenants and property owners/managers have a wider range of specific reasons to end a tenancy with the appropriate notice periods
  • a framework has been introduced to support negotiations about renting with pets
  • repair orders have been introduced as an additional pathway for tenants to have repairs addressed in a timely manner.

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