What can you do if your rent is going up? Who is responsible for what repairs? When can you be evicted? Where can you go if you have a problem with your landlord? The Tenants' Rights Manual - NSW has the answers to these and many other questions. Practical and easy to use, and including 44 sample letters, the Tenants' Rights Manual clearly explains tenants' legal rights and obligations and how to resolve problems before they become major disputes.
This 4th edition is completely revised and updated, including:
- all the changes to renting laws made by the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, including the new provisions about rent arrears, sales of premises, share housing and tenancy databases
- an expanded chapter on social housing, with information about eligibility, rent rebates and public housing policies
- a new chapter on marginal renting, with information for boarders and lodgers on the new Australian Consumer Law.
Produced with assistance from the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales and NSW Fair Trading.
Introduction Starting a Tenancy During the Tenancy Ending the Tenancy The Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Social Housing Share Housing
Marginal RentalSpecial Groups of Tenants
Appendix 1: Sample Letters
Appendix 2: Sample Summary of Case for the Tribunal
Appendix 3: Sample Tenancy Forms
Appendix 4: Glossary
Review of previous edition:
There is an excellent chapter on "Special Groups of Tenants" which includes Strata Schemes Management Act 1996; Unit renters...; Public Tenants; Caravan Park & Manufactured Home Estate Park Tenants...; Warehouse Tenants; and Retirement Village Residents. ... There is an excellent section on Protected Tenants under the 1948 Act. Important recent developments such as anti-discrimination law are covered. Solicitors should draw to the attention of every real estate agent for or with whom they act or have dealings, the just decision of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board in Jennifer Lamb v Samuels Real Estate Pty Ltd (race discrimination). ... There is a good summary of the important Supreme Court decision in Swain v Residential Tenancies Tribunal in relation to the statutory 60 day "no grounds" notice of termination at the end of the term of the agreement(lease)... This edition of the Manual should be on the bookshelves of every legal practitioner.
Law Society Journal (NSW)
Published 11 October 2012
Publisher The Federation Press
Australian RRP $29.95
International Price $28.00
Law - Landlord and Tenant