Changes introduced by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2)

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2) (the Amendment Act) passed the ACT Legislative Assembly on 27 August 2020.  

The Act introduced reforms to occupancy law and to tenancy law around share housing.

The changes in relation to share housing and most of the changes in relation to occupancy law commenced on 3 March 2021.

Media release - Improving renters' rights in share houses and occupancy agreements - 4 March 2021

The changes to education provider occupancy agreements (university student accommodation) commenced on 30 January 2022.

Education provider occupancy agreements were subject to transitional provisions until 30 January 2022.  This means that the law that was in force prior to the commencement of the Amendment Act continued to apply to education provider occupancy agreements until 30 January 2022.

There are detailed fact sheets on each of these separate topics available below:

Share housing 

Occupancies