„A tenancy agreement must not contain a clause stipulating that the tenant must use the services of a particular person or business to fulfill the tenant`s obligations under the contract.“ The period for the termination of a periodic lease for the lessor has been increased by 60 days to 90 days (s85). A tenant may, at the end of the lease, issue notice for a fixed-term contract for one of the following reasons: (a) that the tenant must have the carpet cleaned professionally or cover the cost of such a cleaning at the end of the lease (unless the cleaning is necessary because the animals were kept on site during the lease) (b) that the tenant must take out some form of insurance, i.e. the landlord is responsible for any act or omission by the lessor, the landlord`s broker or a person acting on behalf of the landlord or lessor, i.e. the tenant is required to pay all or part of the remaining rent under the contract if the tenant violates the contract. , an increase in rent, a penalty or damages for damages, i.e. if the tenant does not violate the contract, the rent is reduced or may be reduced, or if the tenant must or may receive a rebate or other benefit.“ Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) (which replaced the 1987 Act) began on March 23, 2020. The new laws perpetuate the tendency to give tenants rights and impose obligations on landlords and their agents. Your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW): Owners and brokers must submit a status report to you before signing the rental agreement. These are the notes of the premises, as the owner or the real estate agent sees.
You must then record your own notes on the condition of the premises and send a copy back to the agent while keeping a copy for you. The report allows you to identify defects that the lessor should repair and is useful evidence in the event of a dispute over damages at the end of the lease. Before moving in, it is also useful to take photographic evidence of the condition of the premises. If you are a homeowner, you must be aware of the provisions of the new legislation, including your obligations under a new lease, or if you intend to sell the property while a lease is in place. For more information, please contact Mary Digiglio. The terms of the standard tenancy agreement cannot be changed (with the exception of leases with a fixed term of 20 years or more – contact your local tenant advisory and interest representation service for more information). If you do not assume your responsibilities, you can be said to have „broken“ the duration of the contract. If you own or rent a home, you should be aware of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, which was approved by the NSW Parliament on June 17, 2010 and is expected to begin shortly. The act is a comprehensive revision of the NSW Housing Rent Act.
While most of the amendments to the 1987 Act favour the tenant, some processes have been facilitated for the landlord. Borrowing is a form of payment that most landlords require of tenants as collateral for losses they may suffer in violation of the agreement. The amount of the loan may not exceed four weeks` rent. It is then deposited by the owner or his agent with the rental services of the Fair Trade service.