Know and understand your agreement

10 Jul 2020

1. Rental law changes relating to ending tenancies, renting with pets and the introduction of repair orders commenced as of 1 October 2022. Learn more.

2. Minimum housing standards came into effect for new tenancies (including renewed tenancy agreements) from 1 September 2023. They will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024. Learn more.

This webinar was recorded prior to the rental law changes coming into effect, and some information may be out of date.

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 10 Jul 2020

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