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by Pia Rousseau

Proposed Law Changes Affecting All Residential Leases from July 1, 2009

It is expected that The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, will combine and replace the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 and Residential Services (Accommodation) Act 2002, effective from July 1, 2009.

New Laws Affecting A Tenanted Property Listed For Sale From July 1:

If within TWO (2) months of a new lease the tenanted property is listed for sale or shown to a prospective Buyer, and the Tenant was not made aware of the event prior to entering into the new lease, then the Tenant can give TWO (2) weeks notice of their intention to leave.

The Lessor/Agent cannot conduct an open for inspection or auction on site without the Tenants written consent.

The Lessor/Agent must not use a photo or other image of the premises in any advertisement if it shows something belonging to the Tenant unless the Tenant has first provided written consent.

Entry to the Lessor/Agent can not be made on a Sunday or public holiday or another day after 6pm or before 8 am unless the Tenant agrees.

Thankfully, there are some exemptions for remote locations.

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Posted by Pia Rousseau
25 Jun 2009

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