Residential Tenancies Act News

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RTA in Focus: Water usage charges

(25/03/2020)
Water. It’s a precious commodity. And it can be expensive – which explains why landlords are keen to pass usage charges on to their tenants whenever possible. But, in the past, charging tenants for water usage has been anything but simple.

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RTA in Focus: Rent Increases

(23/03/2020)
Landlords can now only increase the rent once in any 12-month period in the case of periodic agreements.

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RTA in Focus: Disclosure obligations for strata properties

(20/03/2020)
New disclosures must be made to tenants, prior to entering into a residential tenancy agreement, where the property they are renting is in a strata scheme.

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RTA in Focus: Minor Changes

(19/03/2020)
Tenants will be able to make certain listed prescribed minor changes to the premises and the landlord is not able to unreasonably withhold consent.

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RTA in Focus: Publication of Photos and Videos

(17/03/2020)
There’s no doubt that up-to-date photos or a video highlighting a property’s features can be the difference between a successful marketing campaign or one that falls flat. But what if there are tenants in the property when it comes up for sale or re-

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RTA in Focus: Fit For Habitation

(13/03/2020)
All residential rental properties will be required to meet new prescribed minimum standards to ensure they are fit for habitation.

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RTA in Focus: Break Fee

(11/03/2020)
A break fee, calculated on a prescribed cascading scale, will now be a mandatory term of all fixed term agreements of less than three years.

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RTA in Focus: Prescribed material facts

(26/02/2020)
Drug activity, strata repairs and external combustible cladding have been added to the list of prescribed material facts a landlord or their agent are required to disclose to potential tenants.

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Sweeping changes are coming to NSW landlords and tenants in 2020

(19/12/2019)
MEDIA RELEASE: Sweeping changes to NSW Residential Tenancy Laws to take effect in March 2020.

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Rallying our response for residential tenancies reform

(8/10/2019)
As the NSW Government conducts the five-year review of the Residential Tenancies Act, REINSW harnessed the collective knowledge and experience of members to craft its case for reform.

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