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Update – Residential Tenancies Act – Excessive Rent Increases

On 1 November 2019 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect. This post summarises the changes relating to excessive rent increases. This change aims to protect tenants from excessive rent increases and ultimately make it more difficult for owners to increase the rent by more than the prescribed amount. As has been the […]

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Update – Residential Tenancies Act – Modifications

On 1 November 2019 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect. This post summarises the changes relating to the modifications tenants can make to a property. This change aims to better define what modifications tenants can make to rental properties. The Act splits modifications into two categories: general modifications and special modifications. Tenants […]

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Update – Residential Tenancies Act – Break Fees

On 1 November 2019 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect. This post summarises the changes relating to Break Fees. This change aims to outline how break fees are to be calculated. A tenancy agreement may include a break lease clause that requires a tenant to pay a fee if they wish to […]

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Update – Residential Tenancies Act – Pets

On 1 November 2019 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect. This post summarises the changes relating to the keeping of pets. This change aims to make it easier for tenants to keep pets in rental properties. Whilst that is the intention, landlords still have the right to refuse a pet if they […]

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