Access and Privacy - What is Quiet Enjoyment?

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As a tenant you are entitled to quiet enjoyment of the property that you are renting. Quiet enjoyment means that the landlord/agent must not interfere with your peace, comfort or privacy in using the premises. If they do, they are breaking the law and could be fined up to $6000.

The landlord/agent is not responsible for any disturbances by your neighbours unless they also rent from your landlord/ agent. Your local council may be able to help if you have complaints regarding noise, barking dogs or a noisy building site.