Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Great website to check what rights your tenants have in NSW

Great website to check what rights your tenants have in NSW

http://www.tenants.org.au/publish/factsheets/index.php
easy link above to fact sheet.

SO CHECK WHAT CAN THEY REALLY DO TO YOU>
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These factsheets give an overview of tenants' rights and obligations under NSW law and provide guidance on how to deal with common tenancy issues.
Also see the sample letters page for the full set of sample letters.

This is by far my favourite, just copy and paste your official letter, very cool..
look below example.


[Your name and address]

[Date]

[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]

Dear …

Re: Threat of lockout at [your address]

[On the phone yesterday] you threatened to evict me from my home by changing the locks on the doors to stop me entering the premises.

I have sought advice from [name of Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service]. 

Locking out a tenant is illegal. It is an offence under section 120 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 to recover possession of residential premises, unless you have a warrant issued by a court or the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. A landlord who does so, and any person assisting them, faces a penalty of up to $22,000. 

In addition, under section 187(1)(d) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal may order that the landlord pay compensation to a dispossessed tenant.

If you make further threats, I will be seeking orders from the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal regarding this matter.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]

further examples