Application to Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal without Notice

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The landlord can apply to the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal for a termination order (under a fixed-term or periodic agreement) without giving you a termination notice on one or more of the following grounds:

  • You, your guests, another occupant or their guests have caused or permitted:
    ––serious damage to the premises or any neighbouring property
    ––injury to the landlord, agent, the landlord’s/agent’s employees, or your neighbours
    ––use of the premises for illegal purposes.
  • You or another occupant has seriously or persistently threatened or abused the landlord, agent or the landlord’s/agent’s employees.
     

The Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal may make a termination order and may order you to give immediate possession of the premises to the landlord.

Hardship to landlord The landlord can apply for a termination order without notice on the ground that they would suffer undue hardship if the tenancy continued. The Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal may make a termination order and may also order the landlord to compensate you for loss of the tenancy.

No eviction without a Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal or court order
The landlord/agent must follow one of the processes outlined above before you can be evicted. Locking you out without a Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal or court order is illegal – the landlord/agent can be fined up to $22,000 and ordered to compensate you.

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Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW

Further information and advice for NSW tenants can be sourced from www.tenants.org.au