Residential Tenancies in New South Wales227 views • Nov 03, 2022
The Residential Tenancies Act 2010 places rights and obligations on both landlords and tenants in respect of residential tenancies in NSW (for example, a tenant’s obligation to pay rent and a landlord’s obligation to keep the premises in good repair). A “residential tenancy agreement” means an agreement under which a tenant is given the right to occupy residential premises for use as a residence.
However, certain residential tenancy agreements are not covered by the Act and therefore have different dispute resolution mechanisms. These include (but are not limited to) tenancies under a mortgage, if the tenant is a boarder or lodger, tenancies relating to part of a hotel or motel or a residence contracts under the Retirement Villages Act 1999. The following discussion does not apply to these kinds of tenancy arrangements.