Your Rights under the Act

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  • To be given a copy of the residential tenancy agreement, a condition report completed by the landlord/agent and the NSW Fair Trading New tenant checklist
  • To have premises rented to you in a reasonable state of cleanliness and fit to live in
  • To be given rent receipts (unless you pay rent into a nominated bank account)
  • To be offered at least one means of paying the rent for which you do not incur a cost
  • To be given 60 days written notice of a rent increase
  • To have quiet enjoyment and use of the premises – the landlord/agent must not interfere with your possession of the premises
  • To have reasonable peace, comfort and privacy
  • To have reasonable locks and security
  • To have reasonable repairs and maintenance done
  • To be repaid for any urgent repairs that you have paid for – up to $1000
  • To apply to the CTTT for orders if the landlord has broken the tenancy agreement
  • To be given written notice of the landlord wanting to end the tenancy agreement
  • To be notified of the change of name and address of the landlord or their agent
  • To refuse the landlord access except in certain circumstances and with proper notice
  • Not to be unlawfully evicted.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW

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