Statutes: Where the agreement covers residential buildings under the Strata Schemes Management Act of 1996, the Strata Schemes (Leasehold Development) Act 1986, the Community Land Development Act 1989 or the Community Land Management Act of 1989, the lessor must provide a copy of the statutes to the tenant within 7 days of the conclusion of the contract. If a tenant terminates a contract prematurely, they should try to inform their landlord as much as possible. Principal Tenant You are a tenant (your name is in the lease of the premises), you reside in the premises and rent part of the premises to another person under a separate written agreement. This person is a tenant. However, if you rent a building for less than 3 months and for a leave of absence, you should not use a rental contract. There are new rules to clarify what owners and brokers can do when they take photos or videos to promote a property for sale or rent. From March 23, 2020, a landlord or broker will be able to access the rented apartment without the tenant`s consent to make photos or videos for the promotion of the property for sale or rental. You can only do this once in the 28 days before the start of marketing or the end of the agreement. The landlord must properly inform the tenant and have the opportunity to remove his belongings from the frame of the photo or video.
If a photo or video shows one of the tenant`s property, it should not be made available to the public without the tenant`s written consent. The owner and broker may share the photo or video, but only if it is intended for inspection, maintenance or repair. Tenants should not refuse permission to post unreasonable photos or videos. It is reasonable for the tenant to withhold consent when he or she is in a situation of domestic violence. The standard housing lease and progress report have been updated to reflect changes in the right to rent accommodation from March 23, 2020 and changes to the Regulation Improvement Act 2020. Water consumption: there is an option for the tenant to pay water charges, but only if the landlord has put in place certain water efficiency measures and the dwellings are locked separately or are not connected to a water supply and the water is provided by a vehicle. State report: A status report on the condition of the premises must be completed by or on behalf of the owner before or after the contract is signed. The prescribed form is included in this document.