Tenancy in the ACT - What is a tenancy agreement?

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A tenancy agreement is a legally binding document.

It is an agreement for a tenancy between the landlord (or their agent) and the tenant. A tenancy agreement can be completely in writing, completely oral, or a combination of both.

If you don’t have something in writing you are still protected by the STTs. However, it is advisable to have a written agreement for your own protection in case of dispute.

You can download a free copy of the standard tenancy agreement via the Tenants’ Union website (www.tenantsact.org.au), or one can be forwarded free of charge from the Tenants’ Union office.

They are usually provided by the landlord or agent. It is a good idea to know what is in the standard agreement.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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