In November 2019, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 came into effect.
The reforms include measures to:
- better protect tenants from excessive rent increases
- strengthen tenants’ right to have a pet
- make it easier for tenants to make modifications to their home, and
- provide a fairer method for calculating the cost to a tenant who uses a break lease clause.
Fact Sheets on each of these separate topics are available below: