Landlords cannot write clauses into tenancy agreements that conflict with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.
At Harcourts, we take our obligations to tenants seriously and it is important that we help them to understand their responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and also understand what the landlords’ responsibilities are.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 provides landlords with a new pathway for responding to anti-social behaviour in periodic tenancies. These changes were effective from 11 February 2021.
There has been a lot of media attention on the property management industry as most of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came into effect on 11 February 2021. Unfortunately, as with any change, there has been some misinformation circulating.
The healthy homes draught stopping standard states that any unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors and doors that are not necessary must be blocked. So, what is meant by unreasonable?