During a rental agreement
Renters can make
certain modifications without the rental provider’s consent.
There are other
modifications that a rental provider cannot unreasonably refuse consent to
information, view the Making
modifications in the rental properties guide.
More things are now
considered an urgent repair, such as a broken cooling appliance, a functioning
smoke alarm, pest infestation, mould and meeting the rental minimum standards.
must pay back renters for the cost of urgent repairs (or replacement if the
fault cannot be repaired) within seven days of the renter giving written notice
of the reasonable cost of the repairs.
This applies to
urgent repairs to all rental properties including rooming houses, caravans,
caravan park sites, and residential park sites.
information, view the Rental provider
must pay renter back for the cost of urgent repairs within seven days guide.
rights of entry
must give renters seven days’ notice of a general inspection and pay at least
$30 for each sales inspection that takes place.
A renter can object
to the production of advertising images or videos that show their possessions
in certain circumstances.
must also comply with more detailed rules around rights of entry, including a
longer notice period for some grounds, restrictions for renters protected under
personal safety and family violence legislation, and length and frequency of
information, view the Rights of entry to
a rental property to take advertising photos and conduct a sales inspection
Electrical and gas
Renters and rental
providers must undertake safety-related activities set out in the rental
they must ensure the activity is carried out by a suitably qualified person.
must comply with requirements for keeping and producing records of gas and
electrical safety checks conducted at the property.
For more information,
view the Electrical and gas
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Friday, 23 April 2021