If you are a PropertyMe subscriber, entry and exit inspection reports have been updated to comply with the new rent protection laws. We`ve also made the forms easier to print. For more information, check out our knowledge based article. The proposed changes to the right to rent will improve the lives of the few tenants affected by these unsym palatable conditions, but the idea of making private rentals more attractive must include reasonable conditions for private landlords to enter and remain on the market. I support significant reforms to the right to rent, but we must ensure that there is a fair approach to the private rental market, which continues to expand and provides housing for those who may never allow themselves to own their own home. If you enjoyed this blog about NSW`s residential rent laws, you might also be interested in Industry Experts Reveal Real Estate Predictions for 2020 and What the Queensland Rental Reforms Mean For Landlords and Tenants. Yes, the changes apply to existing rents. However, some of the new laws do not apply to existing agreements reached before March 23, 2020. For example: tenants may install faucets or make modifications, supplements or renovations if they have the landlord`s written consent or if the lease allows. If the tenant`s request for a development or modification, supplement or renovation is „minor,“ the lessor should not unreasonably refuse consent. The tenant must pay for the installation he installs or for any modification, renovation or complement of the property he manufactures, unless the owner accepts something else.

Landlords are required to give their name and a way for their tenant to contact them directly, even if they use an agent. The owner`s contact information can be a phone number or other contact information, such as an email address. An owner cannot name his agent`s contact information instead of his own. If a lessor does not use a broker, they must also provide their home or business address to receive mail. Tenants must receive this information in writing before signing the lease, or they may be included in the rental agreement. Tenants must also be informed in writing within 14 days of each change in the landlord or real estate agent`s direction (if any) during the lease. The new standard form of the agreement makes this requirement clearer for owners and brokers. It will be available on our website until March 23, 2020. While the changes made by the Von Berejiklian government are a good step in the right direction, it is important that tenants and landlords are protected from unfair situations that make it difficult to provide housing for tenants.

Balancing is essential so that homeowners can continue to provide housing without significant economic losses or additional levels of regulation. The new NSW Housing Leasing Act will come into force on March 23, 2020. Here is a breakdown of what has changed: owners are currently required to provide the rental property in a reasonable state of cleanliness and „habitable“. The amendments introduce seven minimum standards that clarify what „habitable“ means. In order for a landlord to pass on the water charges to the tenant, the residential property must be dosed separately, water efficiency measures must be respected and the fees must not exceed the amount payable by the owner (on the water supplier`s bill or other evidence).