Your questions answered - Part 2

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This webinar was recorded prior to the rental law changes coming into effect, and some information may be out of date.

Your questions answered - Part 2 to obtain information on questions submitted by tenants, property owners and property managers over the last 12 months to previous webinars, the Contact Centre, our dispute resolution and compliance and enforcement teams, and our Regional Roadshow sessions.

Topics include:

  • What accommodation is covered and not covered under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
  • Gardens, gutters and garages – who is responsible for maintenance and damage
  • Garbage and rubbish – who pays for removal
  • Keys and locks – security and access
  • Mould – who should clean it
Original publication on 01 Sep 2020
Last updated on 01 Sep 2020

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