In November 2019, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997  came into effect.

The reforms include measures to: 

  • better protect tenants from excessive rent increases
  • strengthen tenants’ right to have a pet
  • make it easier for tenants to make modifications to their home, and
  • provide a fairer method for calculating the cost to a tenant who uses a break lease clause.

 Fact Sheets on each of these separate topics are  available below: