Know and understand your agreement

10 Jul 2020

Rental law changes around ending tenancies, renting with pets and the introduction of repair orders commenced on 1 October 2022.

Know and understand your rental agreement to obtain information about the legal contract between tenants, property owners and property managers. The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 requires tenancy and rooming agreements to be in writing.

Topics include: 

  • Before the tenancy starts
  • Three main types of agreements
  • fixed and periodic agreements
  • Special terms
  • What else you need to know
  • Where to get more information
Original publication on 10 Jul 2020
Last updated on 01 Nov 2022

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