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Residential Tenancies in the Northern Territory

Most agreements relating to residential tenancies in the NT (Northern Territory) are subject to the terms of the Residential Tenancies Act and the Residential Tenancies Regulations, which cannot be contracted out of. These terms provide a framework in which landlords and tenants can negotiate and resolve disputes in relation to their residential tenancy agreement.

Prior to 1 June 2015, the Commissioner of Tenancies had jurisdiction to deal with residential tenancy disputes. This jurisdiction has now shifted to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT). You should therefore make applications to resolve residential tenancy disputes to the NTCAT.

Consumer Affairs also assists with providing information and resolving certain kinds of residential tenancy disputes.

In the Northern Territory, most residential tenancy agreements are subject to the terms of the Residential Tenancies Act and the Residential Tenancies Regulations, which cannot be contracted out of.

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