Tenant

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Circumstances of Abandonment The most common circumstances in which a tenant vacates a property and leaves goods behind are: tenancy has ended normally tenancy has been terminated by a court order tenant has been evicted by the bailiff tenant has abandoned the property owing rent tenant has been...
When a tenancy ends
Ending a tenancy by mutual agreement If both the landlord and tenant agree, in writing, the tenancy agreement should end on a specified date, this is also acceptable and none of the more formal procedures (such as issuing notices) need apply. It’s important to ensure both parties sign a clear,...
When a tenancy ends
To ensure that the RCDs fitted to your property perform correctly, they must be tested at regular intervals. Energy Safety recommends that each RCD be tested every three months.
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
RCD laws Information about RCD laws for homeowners, real estate agents, settlement agents, landlords, tenants and property managers. Homeowners A minimum of two RCDs protecting all power and lighting circuits must be fitted to a residential property before it can be sold and the transfer of title...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 provides for: standard information to be made available to prospective tenants about the residential park tenancy prior to entering into an agreement; a cooling-off period for site-only agreements; standard information about the Parks Act and the...
Park managers
The proactive compliance program assists park operators to comply with legislative requirements and identify and rectify areas of risk. General advice is also provided. This is achieved through voluntary compliance visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits Proactive compliance...
Park managers
There are a few reasons why a park manager may need to terminate a lease contract. Whatever the reason, park managers must follow certain processes , the tips below should help. What if the tenant doesn’t pay their rent? If a tenant falls behind in their rent it can addressed in two ways: A default...
Ending a tenancy
Unless the lease agreement prohibits it, tenants can sell their park home. They must however inform park managers of the sale and advise if they intend to sign over their lease to the new owner. During the sale period park managers must not put unreasonable restrictions on the potential buyers...
Ending a tenancy
Information about ending a residential park tenancy There are a number of ways a tenancy agreement can come to an end including: the tenant’s written agreement ends and there’s no arrangement to extend it; the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) terminates the agreement; the mortgagee (e.g. a bank...
Ending a tenancy
Boarding or lodging is when you pay for a room or room and meals, but you are not renting the entire premises. It can include arrangements where the owner lives on the property and is renting out rooms; situations where you sub-let a room in a house; and living in lodging houses. Boarders and...
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A guide for property owners, real estate agents and operators of residential parks about lodging tenants’ security bonds with the Department’s Bond Administration Section
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
25 Apr 2014
The purpose of this brochure is to help boarders and lodgers understand their rights and responsibilities. This fact sheet provides useful tips on how to avoid problems with landlords and if problems...
Consumer Protection
Brochure
27 May 2014
Looking to rent your property? Know your rights as a property owner or agent.
Consumer Protection
Brochure
27 May 2014
This publication will assist event organisers, venue organisers, asset managers and catering vendors to comply with the safety requirements for the use of gas appliances in public venues.
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 Apr 2014
Notice to vacate from Mortgagee to Tenant Form 14
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Apr 2014
NOTE: This form is ONLY to be used if not less than 14 days notice of breach of the agreement to pay rent (Form 21) has been given.
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
29 Jul 2014
Application for Disposal of Tenant Compensation Bond to Lessor Form 16
Consumer Protection
Form – application
25 Apr 2014
Notice to Tenant of Breach of Agreement (other than failure to pay rent) - Form 20
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Notice to Tenant of Proposed Recovery of premises by Person with Superior Title Form 17
Consumer Protection
Form – application
25 Apr 2014
Residential tenancy agreement form All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Please note: At the start of your tenancy you must be given the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
24 Aug 2017

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