Rooming accommodation tenancies

15 Dec 2022

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This webinar was recorded prior to the rental law changes coming into effect, and some information may be out of date.

Whether you're living or managing a boarding house, hostel or off-campus student accommodation, this webinar covers what you need to know to understand your rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies and Accommodation Act 2008.

In this 30 minute webinar, we share practical tenancy tips and discuss:

  • what types of accommodation are covered under the legislation
  • the different forms and timeframes that apply to rooming accommodation
  • your rights and responsibilities
  • resources currently in development to help you navigate your tenancy journey.

View previous webinars and information about starting a tenancy. For more information, get in touch with us via email at

Original publication on 15 Dec 2022
Last updated on 15 Dec 2022

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