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If you’re unhappy with the way the tenancy is going, for example the care or maintenance of the property or rent payments and inspections, try to sort out the issue amicably first. If you still can’t agree, the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 can help to sort things out in a more formal and...
Having problems with renting a home?
If you are renting a home (as a tenant), or renting out an investment property (as a lessor/landlord), you have a variety of rules, rights and responsibilities. The following links will give you the information to help you understand renting laws and avoid common renting pitfalls. make sure you are...
Types of rental accommodation
Property condition reports are an important element of any residential tenancy, as they outline the current condition of the property at the start and end of a tenancy. A property condition report can also assist in resolving disputes about damage. The mandatory Form 1 Property Condition Report...
Notices and condition reports
Residential rental (or lease) agreements are either periodic or fixed-term. All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Whether the agreement is written or verbal, a tenant must also be given the ' Information for tenant ' sheet. If the agreement...
Beginning a tenancy
Boarders and lodgers are a special group of home-dwellers in terms of the law. As they are not tenants, they are not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 but instead have rights under common law provisions. Distinguishing between tenants, boarders and lodgers It is not always easy to...
Types of rental accommodation
Whether you are a lessor / landlord or tenant - you should make sure you do your homework before signing a rental agreement. Tenants Make sure the property meets your day-to-day needs. Ask yourself: Can you pay the rent and still have money to live? Is it close to shops, schools or public transport...
Beginning a tenancy
There can be confusion about the difference between retirement villages and residential / caravan parks . In terms of appearance and services, the two may be very similar. The main differences relate to the type of ownership and occupancy arrangements, the permanency of tenure and the protections...
Types of rental accommodation

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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.
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
Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase (except for rent calculated by tenant’s income) Form 10
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
29 Aug 2019
Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase Calculated by Tenant’s Income Form 11
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Apr 2014

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