All too often tenants have difficulty getting landlords to make repairs, but when it's bond refund time, every scratch is structural damage!
Be sure to get full value for your rent by insisting that landlords meet their legal obligations to keep your home in good repair.
The law in the ACT
The terms of every tenancy are set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (‘RTA’) and Standard Lease. These terms set out procedures relating to the condition of the premises, maintenance and urgent repairs. References below are to the RTA and clauses in the standard terms.