Tenancy in the ACT- Who is a tenant?

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A tenant is a person who has a right of occupation under a residential tenancy agreement (s 6, RTA). Essentially, a tenant is someone who exchanges rent payments for accommodation.

Some rental arrangements including caravan parks, student accommodation and boarding and lodging situations are treated differently and are exempted from the rules that apply for tenants.

If you are in one of these rental situations you may still be covered by the RTA as an occupant. For details about these protections see our Occupancy Factsheets or contact the Tenants Advice Service.

NOTE: This leaflet concerns tenancy arrangements only.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

Further information and advice for ACT tenants can be sourced from