New South Wales Residential Tenancy Agreement

The real estate agent must make copies of the contract available to the tenant and the landlord. Tenants and landlords can agree on additional terms and conditions that apply to the contract in addition to standard terms. Additional conditions cannot oppose, modify, or attempt to exclude any of the standard conditions from the application to the agreement. 1. Meet them and sign a rental form available here: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/369985/Residential_tenancy_agreement_30_October_2016.pdf (At that time, you will also provide them with a new list of tenants from here: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Factsheet_print/Tenants_and_home_owners/Renting_a_home/FTR72_New_tenant_checklist.pdf 2. Complete a status report within 7 days of the start of the lease, keep a copy for yourself and provide two copies to the tenant. If possible, it may be helpful to conclude this with the tenant in order to minimize disagreements about what is mentioned. You can request this form here www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/369946/Tenancy-condition-report.pdf 3. Request a 4-week loan of rent from the tenant.

If you receive it, make sure the tenant provides a receipt and is also signed a Bond Lodgement form, available at any NSW service centre (formerly RTAs) or Fair Trade Office or by phone at 13 32 20. It`s important. They must offer you the opportunity to use online rental bonds, Fair Trading`s secure online service, to manage and repay bond funds in a simple and direct way with Fair Trading. 4. Place the loan within 10 days with Service NSW by placing it in or hosting an NSW Service Center. You can request the release of funds to cover the damage or if the tenant breaks the lease or suspends the payment of the rent. For more information on issuing bonds and bonds, click here: www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/lodge-rental-bond . Bonds can also be submitted online if you register – www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/housing-and-property/renting/rental-bonds-online/for-self-managing-landlords rental or sublease by the tenant: the lessor cannot unreasonably refuse the transfer of part of a lease or sublease of part of the dwelling, but this is not the case for socially leased leases. The landlord must also not require the tenant to have paid more than 2 weeks` rent in advance or rent for a lease period before the end of the previous period for which the rent was paid. Only tenants and persons registered as occupiers may reside in the premises. The landlord must be informed and approved of any changes to the list of authorized tenants. Children born or adopted while the tenant resides in the premises are automatically included in the rental agreement as tenants.

In addition, any jurisdiction may limit the number of tenants or occupants in the premises if this number is contrary to the health or safety standards applicable to the dwellings. Health and safety standards are generally expressed in 1 person per square metre X. The standard varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so if you are concerned, contact your local housing/health agency.