Rent increase frequency changes

From 1 July 2023, changes to limit rent increase frequency to once every 12 months will come into effect for all new and existing tenancies.  

Any rent increase after 1 July 2023 will only be valid if it has been at least 12 months since the previous rent increase. More frequent rent increases written into tenancy agreements prior to 1 July 2023 will not apply.  

The rent increase frequency changes apply for the duration of the tenancy if at least one tenant or resident is the same when the agreement is renewed.  

Once these changes come into effect, it will be an offense under the Residential and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) to increase the rent more frequently than once every 12 months. 

Current rent increase laws continue to apply until the new legislation comes into effect on 1 July 2023.   

Under current legislation, rent may be increased if it has been at least six months since the last rent increase or since the tenancy started.  Learn more on the rent increases page

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