Tenancy Databases - Reasons You Can Be Listed
The Act sets out three reasons why an agent or lessor can list a tenant on a database. If your listing is not for one of these reasons, or if it is inaccurate or unjust, you can take action to have the listing removed.
1. Money owing
You can be listed if you leave owing money at the end of the tenancy and the amount is more than any rental bond held by the RTA and/or a tenancy guarantee. You must also have:
- Received a Notice to Remedy Breach about rent owing which you did not comply with; or
- Failed to pay money by the due date stated under a conciliation agreement or Tribunal order; or
Abandoned the premises.
2. Objectionable behaviour
You can be listed if the Tribunal made an order to end your tenancy due to your objectionable behaviour.
3. Repeated breaches
You can be listed if the Tribunal made an order to end your tenancy due to your repeated breaches of the Act.