Tenancy disputes

Some commonly asked questions about tenancy disputes:

The Residential Tenancies Act 2010 contains the rules about tenancy in NSW. NCAT makes decisions under this Act.

The applicant is the person seeking to have orders made against someone else. The respondent is the person who has an application filed against them. If the respondent fails to attend the hearing and give evidence to defend themselves, they may have orders made against them.

Yes, but they won’t be allowed to speak for you. They will not be permitted to attend the Conciliation session with you unless the other party agrees.

You will need to approach NCAT again to find out what to do. This will vary depending on the orders that were made. For example, if NCAT ordered that the other party pay you, you can request a ‘Certified Money Order’, which you take to the Local Court for enforcement action.

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