What is unlawful interference?

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This depends very much on the facts of each case, but some possible examples include:

  • Repeated visits by the landlord without justification;
  • Interference with doors, windows, locks,
    water or power supply;
  • Attempts to force the tenant to leave through noise, harassment or threats;
  • Entering the premises for an inspection or repairs without giving notice in accordance with the RTA;
  • Demanding access beyond that provided by the lease, or otherwise required by law.

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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