Tenancy in the ACT - What are my rights as a tenant?

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Many of your rights as a tenant are discussed throughout this leaflet, and other Tenancy Factsheets. You have the right:

  • To enjoyment of the premises without interference from the landlord or agent;
  • To privacy in your home with access only in accordance with the Standard Terms;
  • To have the premises fit to live in;
  • To have repairs done in a timely manner;
  • To receive receipts for all payments made to the landlord or their agents;
  • To receive 8 weeks notice of any rent increase, and receive no more than one rent increase every 12 months;
  • To have a rent increase reviewed to determine if it is excessive;
  • To have tenancy disputes resolved through an independent third party - the ACAT;
  • To not be forced to leave the premises except by order of the ACAT for a valid legal reason, AND (if you are facing eviction) to have the Tribunal consider the hardship the eviction would cause to you or any other person.

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

Further information and advice for ACT tenants can be sourced from

www.tenantsact.org.au