GROWING THE SOUTH-WEST | Public and industry comment period on tenancy law closes Friday

Generic image. Picture: REINSW
Generic image. Picture: REINSW

Closing date for submissions on the draft Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 is this Friday, August 2, supporting last October's Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018.

Proposed changes include:

  • Landlords must not conceal drug crimes;
  • Smoke-alarm repair rules;
  • Minor alterations a tenant can do;
  • Providing mandatory terms for fixed-term tenancies of 20 years;
  • Encouraging longer-term leases in five-year fixed terms;
  • Updating tenancy agreements and condition reports;
  • Expanding the list of offences and increasing penalties; and
  • Simplifying clauses.


Chief Executive, REINSW

This story Tenancy law opinions by Friday first appeared on Liverpool City Champion.