Correct Notice of a Rent Increase

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The landlord/agent must give you 60 days written notice of a rent increase.

The notice must specify:

  • the increased rent
  • the day from which the increased rent applies.

If a notice is posted to you, an extra 4 working days must be allowed for delivery. If you are not given correct notice, you do not have to pay the increased rent – the landlord/agent must issue another notice if they want to increase the rent.

Even if details of the rent increase are set out in your residential tenancy agreement, you must still get a rent-increase notice before the rent can be increased.

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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