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Residential rental (or lease) agreements are either periodic or fixed-term. All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Whether the agreement is written or verbal, a tenant must also be given the ' Information for tenant ' sheet. If the agreement...
Beginning a tenancy
Boarders and lodgers are a special group of home-dwellers in terms of the law. As they are not tenants, they are not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 but instead have rights under common law provisions. Distinguishing between tenants, boarders and lodgers It is not always easy to...
Types of rental accommodation
Whether you are a lessor / landlord or tenant - you should make sure you do your homework before signing a rental agreement. Tenants Make sure the property meets your day-to-day needs. Ask yourself: Can you pay the rent and still have money to live? Is it close to shops, schools or public transport...
Beginning a tenancy
The proactive compliance program assists retirement village managers with complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk and providing general advice. This is achieved through voluntary agency visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits are designed...
Managing a retirement village

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28 August 2014 The Department of Commerce recently issued a media release regarding the national safety recall of Infinity brand electrical cables which do not comply with Australian safety standards...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
Real estate bulletins provide topical information and reminders for agents. Have you subscribed to the bulletins? Keep up to date with the latest reminders, news and law updates. Subscribe now Issue...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
19 Jul 2017
This is not the full list of submissions, some have not been published as per the author’s request. We have removed names from the individual submissions. If you see your submission and would prefer...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
17 Jun 2014
This page contains forms and notices for use by residential parks managers and tenants.
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
17 Sep 2014
Information that may be of value to residential parks managers.
Consumer Protection
Information
30 May 2014
Please use one of the online forms listed below to complete and print the form/s. If you are unable to use the online system then you can download and complete the pdf form on this page. Lodgement of...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
19 Jul 2017
Forms required for land valuer's licence applications and renewals.
Consumer Protection
Form – application
19 Jul 2017
Application forms and guides for real estate agent compulsory professional development.
Consumer Protection
Information
27 May 2014
Publications for auditors of settlement agents including legislation and the Code of Conduct.
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Jun 2017
How to make a claim for reimbursement from the Fidelity Guarantee Account, including accompanying claim form.
Consumer Protection
Form – application
27 May 2014

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