Some common questions about renting property:

No. If you have signed a contract for a fixed period, such as 12 months, the landlord cannot raise the rent in that time. At the end of the fixed period, the landlord can increase the rent but must give the tenant 60 days’ notice.

The landlord. This will include things like repairs to the hot water system, oven, stove top or front door – basically anything that is a fixture in the property.

No. They may arrange inspections from time to time but they must give seven days’ notice. Inspections may be conducted by the landlord themselves or by their agent.

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) deals with disputes between landlords and tenants. We can advise you on how to proceed should you become involved in a dispute. See Providing you with assistance and advice in the case of tenancy disputes.

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