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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1997 - NOTES

Dictionary

(see s 2)

Note 1     The Legislation Act

contains definitions and other provisions relevant to this Act.

Note 2     For example, the Legislation Act

, dict, pt 1 defines the following terms:

              •     ACAT

              •     administrative unit

              •     adult

              •     Australian Consumer Law (ACT)

              •     building code

              •     calendar month

              •     child

              •     commissioner for fair trading

              •     corporation

              •     Criminal Code

              •     director-general (see s 163)

              •     disallowable instrument (see s 9)

              •     document

              •     domestic partner (see s 169 (1))

              •     entity

              •     Executive

              •     expire

              •     fail

              •     health practitioner

              •     housing commissioner

              •     human rights commission

              •     individual

              •     in relation to

              •     instrument (see s 14)

              •     may (see s 146)

              •     Minister

              •     month

              •     must

              •     notifiable instrument (see s 10)

              •     penalty unit (see s 133)

              •     police officer

              •     prescribed

              •     public holiday

              •     sign

              •     statutory instrument

              •     territory law

              •     under

              •     working day.

"ACAT trust account"—see the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008

, section 115B (2).

"affected residential premises"—see the Dangerous Substances Act 2004

, section 47I.

"affected residential premises register"—see the Dangerous Substances Act 2004

, section 47P.

"agent", for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"assignee", in relation to a residential park agreement, for division 5B.3 (Assignment of interests)—see section 71K (1).

"assignor", in relation to a residential park agreement, for division 5B.3 (Assignment of interests)—see section 71K (1).

"bond" means an amount paid or payable by a tenant as security for the performance of the tenant's obligations under a residential tenancy agreement.

"bond release application", for division 3.4 (Release of bond money)—see section 32.

"class", of building—see the Building Act 2004

, dictionary.

"commercial guarantee"—see section 102.

"co-tenant"—see section 6AA.

"crisis accommodation"—see section 126.

"database", for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"database operator", for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"education provider"—means an entity mentioned in the Education Act 2004

, table 9A, column 3.

    "eligible impacted property"—see the Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act 2003

, section 9A (1).

"energy efficiency rating" means the energy efficiency rating contained in an energy efficiency rating statement.

"energy efficiency rating statement"—see the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004

, section 123AC.

"fixed term agreement" means a residential tenancy agreement under which a tenant has a right of occupation for a fixed term.

"former lessor", in relation to a residential tenancy agreement that has been terminated, means the person who was the lessor while the agreement was in force.

"former tenant", in relation to a residential tenancy agreement that has been terminated, means the person who was the tenant while the agreement was in force.

"FV Act", for division 6.5A (Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders)—see section 85 (1).

"grantor"—see section 71A.

"inaccurate", in relation to personal information in a residential tenancy database, for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"lessor"—see section 5.

"list", in relation to personal information in a residential tenancy database, for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"manufactured home" means a structure, other than a caravan or tent, that—

        (a)     has the character of residential premises; and

        (b)     is designed, built or manufactured to be transported from 1 place to another for use as a home; and

        (c)     is not permanently attached to land.

"minor modification", to premises under a residential tenancy agreement, for part 5AA—see section 71AA.

"mobile home" means a motor vehicle, caravan or other trailer, or other registrable vehicle under the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999

that is used as a home.

"mobile home park" means land lawfully used for the purpose of accommodating mobile homes or caravans, and includes a caravan park or camping ground.

"occupancy agreement"—see section 71C.

"occupancy dispute"—see section 73.

"occupancy principles"—see section 71EA.

"occupant"—see section 71B.

"operator", of a residential park, for part 5B (Residential parks)—see section 71H.

"out of date", in relation to personal information in a residential tenancy database, for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"payment order"—see section 49A (2).

"periodic agreement" means a residential tenancy agreement that is not a fixed term agreement.

"personal information", for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"premises" includes—

        (a)     any habitable structure, whether it is fixed to the land or not; and

        (b)     part of any premises; and

        (c)     any land, buildings or structures belonging to the premises.

"protected person", for division 6.5A (Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders)—see section 85 (1).

"protection order", for division 6.5A (Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders)—see section 85 (1).

"PV Act", for division 6.5A (Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders)—see section 85 (1).

"registered community housing provider"—see the Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT), section 4 (1).

Note     The Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) Act 2013

, s 7 applies the Community Housing Providers National Law set out in the Community Housing Providers (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012

(NSW), appendix as if it were an ACT law called the Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT).

"registrar" means the registrar of the ACAT.

"rental bond", for a residential tenancy agreement, for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"residential park"—

        (a)     means land that includes—

              (i)     sites for accommodating manufactured homes or mobile homes; and

              (ii)     common areas and facilities for the use of people occupying the manufactured homes or mobile homes; and

        (b)     includes a caravan park or camping ground.

"residential park agreement", for part 5B (Residential parks)—see section 71H.

"residential tenancy agreement"—see section 6A.

"residential tenancy database", for part 7 (Residential tenancy databases)—see section 87.

"respondent", for division 6.5A (Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders)—see section 85 (1).

"site agreement", for part 5B (Residential parks)—see section 71H.

"social housing dwelling" means premises provided by the housing commissioner or a registered community housing provider under an approved housing assistance program under the Housing Assistance Act 2007

.

"special modification", to premises under a residential tenancy agreement, for part 5AA—see section 71AA.

"standard guarantee" contract—see section 102.

"standard residential tenancy terms" means the terms mentioned in schedule 1.

"tenancy dispute"—see section 72.

"tenant"—see section 6.

"termination and possession order" means an order of the tribunal terminating a residential tenancy agreement and granting vacant possession of the relevant premises to the lessor.

"termination" notice means a notice in the form approved under section 133 (Approved forms—Minister) served on the lessor or tenant giving notice of the intention of the tenant or lessor to terminate the residential tenancy agreement.

"tribunal", for schedule 1, means the ACAT.

"trust account" means the trust bank account maintained by the director-general of the administrative unit responsible for administering this Act in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1996

, section 51.

Endnotes

1     About the endnotes

Amending and modifying laws are annotated in the legislation history and the amendment history. Current modifications are not included in the republished law but are set out in the endnotes.

Not all editorial amendments made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 are annotated in the amendment history. Full details of any amendments can be obtained from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Uncommenced amending laws are not included in the republished law. The details of these laws are underlined in the legislation history. Uncommenced expiries are underlined in the legislation history and amendment history.

If all the provisions of the law have been renumbered, a table of renumbered provisions gives details of previous and current numbering.

The endnotes also include a table of earlier republications.

2     Abbreviation key

A = Act

NI = Notifiable instrument

AF = Approved form

o = order

am = amended

om = omitted/repealed

amdt = amendment

ord = ordinance

AR = Assembly resolution

orig = original

ch = chapter

par = paragraph/subparagraph

CN = Commencement notice

pres = present

def = definition

prev = previous

DI = Disallowable instrument

(prev...) = previously

dict = dictionary

pt = part

disallowed = disallowed by the Legislative

r = rule/subrule

Assembly

reloc = relocated

div = division

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired

R[X] = Republication No

Gaz = gazette

RI = reissue

hdg = heading

s = section/subsection

IA = Interpretation Act 1967

sch = schedule

ins = inserted/added

sdiv = subdivision

LA = Legislation Act 2001

SL = Subordinate law

LR = legislation register

sub = substituted

LRA = Legislation (Republication) Act 1996

underlining = whole or part not commenced

mod = modified/modification

or to be expired

3     Legislation history

Residential Tenancies Act 1997 A1997-84

notified 25 November 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S360)

s 1, s 2 commenced 25 November 1997 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 25 May 1998 (s 2 (3))

as amended by

Legal Practitioners (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

A1997-96 sch 1

notified 1 December 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S380)

s 1, s 2 commenced 1 December 1997 (s 2 (1))

sch 1 commenced 1 June 1998 (s 2 (2))

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 1997

A1997-122

notified 24 December 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S420)

ss 1-3 commenced 24 December 1997 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 31 March 1999 (s 2 (2))

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 1998

A1998-5

notified 25 May 1998 (Gaz 1998 No S150)

s 4, s 8 commenced 1 July 1998 (s 2 (2))

remainder commenced 25 May 1998 (s 2 (1))

Courts and Tribunals (Audio Visual and Audio Linking) Act 1999

A1999-22 pt 12

notified 14 April 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S16)

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 April 1999 (s 2 (1))

pt 12 commenced 1 September 1999 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1999 No 35)

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999

A1999-66 sch 3

notified 10 November 1999 (Gaz 1999 No 45)

sch 3 commenced 10 November 1999 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2000

A2000-1 sch

notified 9 March 2000 (Gaz 2000 No 10)

s 1, s 2 commenced 9 March 2000 (s 2 (1))

amdts commenced 9 September 2000 (s 2 (3))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2000 (No 3)

A2000-17 sch 1

notified 1 June 2000 (Gaz 2000 No 22)

commenced 1 June 2000 (s 2)

Unit Titles Consequential Amendments Act 2001

A2001-17 sch 2

notified 5 April 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 14)

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 April 2001 (IA s 10B)

sch 2 commenced 5 October 2001 (s 2)

Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001

A2001-44 pt 332

notified 26 July 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 30)

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 July 2001 (IA s 10B)

pt 332 commenced 12 September 2001 (s 2 and see Gaz 2001 No S65)

Legislation Amendment Act 2002

A2002-11 pt 2.42

notified LR 27 May 2002

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 May 2002 (LA s 75)

pt 2.42 commenced 28 May 2002 (s 2 (1))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2002

A2002-27 pt 13

notified LR 9 September 2002

s 1, s 2 commenced 9 September 2002 (LA s 75)

pt 13 commenced 7 October 2002 (s 2 (2))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2002

A2002-30 pt 3.61

notified LR 16 September 2002

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 19 May 1997 (LA s 75 (2))

pt 3.61 commenced 17 September 2002 (s 2 (1))

Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act 2003

A2003-48 sch 2 pt 2.12

notified LR 31 October 2003
s 1, s 2 commenced 31 October 2003 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 2 pt 2.12 commenced 30 April 2004 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Construction Occupations Legislation Amendment Act 2004


A2004-13 sch 2 pt 2.24

notified LR 26 March 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 26 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.24 commenced 1 September 2004 (s 2 and see Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004

A2004-12, s 2 and CN2004-8

)

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2004

A2004-58 (as am by A2005-20

sch 3 pt 3.51)

notified LR 8 September 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 8 September 2004 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 commenced 1 January 2006 (s 2 (3))
remainder commenced 8 March 2005 (s 2 (1) and LA s 79)

Court Procedures (Consequential Amendments) Act 2004

A2004-60 sch 1 pt 1.65

notified LR 2 September 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 2 September 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.65 commenced 10 January 2005 (s 2 and see Court Procedures Act 2004

A2004-59, s 2 and CN2004-29

)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2005

A2005-20 sch 3 pt 3.51

notified LR 12 May 2005

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 8 March 2005 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 3 pt 3.51 taken to have commenced 8 March 2005 (s 2 (2))

Note     This Act only amends the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2004 A2004-58

.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2005

A2005-39

notified LR 31 August 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 31 August 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
s 7, s 25, s 26 commenced 1 January 2006 (s 2 and CN2005-24

)

remainder commenced 28 February 2006 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (No 3)

A2005-43 sch 1 pt 1.11

notified LR 30 August 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 30 August 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.11 commenced 1 October 2005 (s 2 (3) and CN2005-18

)

Criminal Code (Administration of Justice Offences) Amendment Act 2005

A2005-53 sch 1 pt 1.28

notified LR 26 October 2005

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 October 2005 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.28 commenced 23 November 2005 (s 2)

Criminal Code Harmonisation Act 2005

A2005-54 sch 1 pt 1.33

notified LR 27 October 2005

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 October 2005 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.33 commenced 24 November 2005 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (No 4)

A2005-60 sch 1 pt 1.23

notified LR 1 December 2005

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 23 November 2005 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.23 commenced 22 December 2005 (s 2 (4))

Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-16 sch 1 pt 1.7 (as am by A2006-24

s 4)

notified LR 18 May 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 18 May 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.7 commenced 1 July 2006 (s 2 (1) as am by A2006-24

s 4)

Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2006 (No 2)

A2006-24

notified LR 18 May 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 18 May 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 19 May 2006 (s 2)

Note     This Act only amends the Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-16.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-40 sch 1 pt 1.12, sch 2 pt 2.28

notified LR 28 September 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 28 September 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.12 commenced 19 October 2006 (s 2 (3))

sch 2 pt 2.28 commenced 29 September 2006 (s 2 (1))

Housing Assistance Act 2007

A2007-8 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 10 May 2007

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 May 2007 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 10 November 2007 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2008

A2008-7 sch 1 pt 1.19

notified LR 16 April 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 16 April 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.19 commenced 7 May 2008 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (No 2)

A2008-22 sch 1 pt 1.9

notified LR 8 July 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 July 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.9 commenced 29 July 2008 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2008

A2008-28 sch 3 pt 3.50

notified LR 12 August 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 12 August 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.50 commenced 26 August 2008 (s 2)

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legislation Amendment Act 2008

A2008-36 sch 1 pt 1.44

notified LR 4 September 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 September 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.44 commenced 2 February 2009 (s 2 (1) and see ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008

A2008-35, s 2 (1) and CN2009-2

)

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (No 2)

A2008-37 sch 1 pt 1.89

notified LR 4 September 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 September 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.89 commenced 2 February 2009 (s 2 (1) and see ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008

A2008-35, s 2 (1) and CN2009-2

)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2009

A2009-7 sch 1 pt 1.9

notified LR 5 March 2009

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 March 2009 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.9 commenced 6 March 2009 (s 2 (1))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2009 (No 2)

A2009-19 pt 15

notified LR 1 September 2009

s 1, s 2 commenced 1 September 2009 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 15 commenced 29 September 2009 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2009 (No 3)

 A2009-44 sch 1 pt 1.14

notified LR 24 November 2009

s 1, s 2 commenced 24 November 2009 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.14 commenced 22 December 2009 (s 2 (3))

Construction Occupations Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (No 2)

A2010-32 pt 6

notified LR 1 September 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 1 September 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

s 3 commenced 18 February 2011 (LA s 75AA)

pt 6 commenced 1 March 2011 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Administrative (One ACT Public Service Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2011

A2011-22 sch 1 pt 1.133

notified LR 30 June 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 June 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.133 commenced 1 July 2011 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2011 (No 2)

A2011-28 sch 3 pt 3.29

notified LR 31 August 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 August 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.29 commenced 21 September 2011 (s 2 (1))

Residential Tenancies (Databases) Amendment Act 2011

A2011-31

notified LR 31 August 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 August 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 29 February 2012 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Unit Titles (Management) Act 2011

A2011-41 sch 5 pt 5.11

notified LR 3 November 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 3 November 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 5 pt 5.11 commenced 30 March 2012 (s 2 and CN2012-6

)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2012

A2012-21 sch 3 pt 3.35

notified LR 22 May 2012

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 May 2012 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.35 commenced 5 June 2012 (s 2 (1))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2013 A2013-7

sch 1 pt 1.6

notified LR 1 March 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 1 March 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.6 commenced 4 March 2013 (s 2 and see Retirement Villages Act 2012

A2012-38, s 2 and LA s 79)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2013 (No 2)

A2013-44 sch 3 pt 3.18

notified LR 11 November 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 November 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.18 commenced 25 November 2013 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2013 (No 4)

A2013-45 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 11 November 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 November 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 12 November 2013 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (No 2)

A2014-49 sch 1 pt 1.14

notified LR 10 November 2014

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 November 2014 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.14 commenced 17 November 2014 (s 2)

Dangerous Substances (Loose-fill Asbestos Eradication) Legislation Amendment Act 2014

A2015-6 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 31 March 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 March 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 17 April 2015 (s 2 and CN2015-6

)

Building (Loose-fill Asbestos Eradication) Legislation Amendment Act 2015

A2015-42 pt 12

notified LR 5 November 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 November 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 12 commenced 13 November 2015 (s 2 (1) and CN2015-21

)

Family Violence Act 2016

A2016-42 sch 3 pt 3.18 (as am by A2017-10

s 7)

notified LR 18 August 2016

s 1, s 2 commenced 18 August 2016 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.18 commenced 1 May 2017 (s 2 (2) as am by A2017-10

s 7)

Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Act 2016

A2016-50 pt 2

notified LR 24 August 2016

s 1, s 2 commenced 24 August 2016 (LA s 75 (1))

s 19, s 23, s 24 and s 28 commenced 24 August 2017 (s 2 (1) (b))

pt 2 remainder commenced 24 August 2017 (s 2 (3))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2017

A2017-4 sch 3 pt 3.25

notified LR 23 February 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 23 February 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.25 commenced 9 March 2017 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2017

A2017-5 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 23 February 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 23 February 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 amdt 1.17 commenced 24 August 2017 (s 2 (1) (a))

sch 1 amdt 1.18 commenced 24 August 2017 (s 2 (2) (a))

Family and Personal Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2017

A2017-10 s 7

notified LR 6 April 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 April 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

s 7 commenced 30 April 2017 (s 2 (1))

Note     This Act only amends the Family Violence Act 2016
A2016-42

.

Statute Law Amendment Act 2017 (No 2)

A2017-28 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 27 September 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 September 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 11 October 2017 (s 2)

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2017

A2017-32

notified LR 7 November 2017

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 14 September 2017 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 2 commenced 7 May 2018 (s 2 (2) and see LA s 79)

sch 3 commenced 24 February 2018 (s 2 (2), CN2018-2

and see LA s 77 (3))

remainder taken to have commenced 14 September 2017 (s 2 (1))

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018

A2018-20

notified LR 14 June 2018

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 June 2018 (LA s 75 (2))

s 3 commenced 15 June 2018 (LA s 75AA)

ss 6-8 commenced 15 June 2018 (s 2 (2))

remainder commenced 14 December 2018 (s 2 (1) and LA s 79)

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019

A2019-5 pt 2

notified LR 4 March 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 March 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 1 November 2019 (s 2 (1) and CN2019-18

)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-17 pt 13

notified LR 14 June 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 June 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 13 commenced 21 June 2019 (s 2)

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020

A2020-1

notified LR 25 February 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 25 February 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

s 3 commenced 6 April 2020 (LA s 75AA)

s 4, s 20 commenced 6 April 2020 (s 2 and CN2020-9

)

s 7, s 8 (so far as it inserts s 46A), s 15, s 24 commenced 5 May 2020 (s 2 and CN2020-12

)

remainder commenced 25 August 2020 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-4 pt 10

notified LR 27 February 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 February 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 10 commenced 1 November 2020 (s 2 (1) and CN2020-11

)

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020

A2020-11 sch 1 pt 1.18

notified LR 7 April 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 7 April 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.18 commenced 8 April 2020 (s 2 (1))

COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-14 sch 1 pt 1.27

notified LR 13 May 2020

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 30 March 2020 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.27 commenced 14 May 2020 (s 2 (1))

Loose-fill Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-20 pt 7

notified LR 27 May 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 May 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 7 commenced 1 July 2020 (s 2)

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-42 pt 25

notified LR 27 August 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 August 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 25 commenced 1 November 2020 (s 2 (4) and see Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-4, s 2 (1) and CN2020-11

)

Planning Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-44 pt 4

notified LR 27 August 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 August 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 4 commenced 27 February 2021 (s 2 (4))

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2)

A2020-48 pt 2, sch 2 pt 2.2

notified LR 3 September 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 3 September 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

s 18, s 42 commenced 4 September 2020 (s 2 (2))

pt 2 remainder commenced 3 March 2021 (s 2 (1) and LA s 79)

sch 2 pt 2.2 commenced 30 January 2022 (s 2 (3))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2021

A2021-3 pt 17

notified LR 19 February 2021

s 1, s 2 commenced 19 February 2021 (LA s 75 (1))

s 39 commenced 3 March 2021 (s 2 (2) and see Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2)

A2020-48, s 2 (1) and LA s 79)

pt 17 remainder commenced 26 February 2021 (s 2 (1))

4     Amendment history

Title
title     sub A2004-58

s 4

Dictionary
s 2     om R1 LA
    ins A2004-58

s 7
    am A2010-32

s 38

Notes
s 3     sub A2004-58

s 7
    def approved mediator sub A1998-5

s 4
    reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def bond reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def commissioner reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def director sub A1999-66

sch 3
    om A2000-17

sch 1
    def energy efficiency rating ins A1997-122

s 4
    reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def energy efficiency rating statement ins A1997-122

s 4
    om A2004-58

s 5
    def fixed term agreement reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def former lessor reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def former tenant reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def lessor om A2004-58

s 5
    def member of the tribunal reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def mobile home reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def mobile home park reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def party reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def periodic agreement reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def preliminary conference reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def premises reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def prescribed terms om A2004-58

s 5
    def president reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def referee reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def registrar sub A1999-66

sch 3
    reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def residential tenancy agreement om A2004-58

s 5
    def retirement village om A2004-58

s 5
    def tenancy dispute om A2004-58

s 5
    def tenant om A2004-58

s 5
    def termination and possession order reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def termination notice am A2001-44

s 1.3632
    reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def tribunal reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def trust account reloc to dict A2004-58

s 6
    def working day om A2004-58

s 5

Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc
s 3A     ins A2005-54

amdt 1.229

Application of Act
s 4     sub A2004-58

s 8
    am A2005-60

amdt 1.126; A2012-21

amdt 3.131, amdt 3.132; A2013-7

amdt 1.11; pars renum R41 LA

Objects of Act
s 4A     ins A2020-48

s 4

Meaning of residential tenancy agreement
pt 1A hdg     ins A2004-58

s 8

Who is a lessor?
s 5     sub A2004-58

s 8

Who is a tenant?
s 6     sub A2004-58

s 8

Who is a co-tenant?
s 6AA     ins A2020-48

s 5

What is a residential tenancy agreement?
s 6A     ins A2004-58

s 8
    am A2020-48

s 6, s 7

Residential tenancy agreement if agreement written and says it is residential tenancy agreement
s 6B     ins A2004-58

s 8

Residential tenancy agreement if agreement part of employment
s 6C     ins A2004-58

s 8

Certain kinds of agreements not residential tenancy agreements
s 6D     ins A2004-58

s 8

Certain people given right of occupation not tenants
s 6E     ins A2004-58

s 8
    am A2020-48

s 8; pars renum R71 LA

Certain kinds of premises mean no residential tenancy agreement
s 6F     ins A2004-58

s 8
    am A2013-44

amdt 3.169
    om A2020-48

s 9

When does residential tenancy agreement start?
s 7     sub A2004-58

s 8

Residential tenancy agreements
pt 2 hdg     sub A2004-58

s 8

Terms of agreement
div 2.1 hdg     (prev pt 2 div 1 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2004-58

s 8

Standard residential tenancy terms
s 8     sub A2004-58

s 8
    am A2005-39

s 4, s 5, s 7; pars renum R18 LA (see A2005-39

s 6); A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2016-50

s 4, s 5; A2017-5

amdt 1.17; pars renum R49 LA; A2019-5

s 4; A2020-1

s 4, s 5; ss renum R65 LA

Inconsistent tenancy terms void
s 9 hdg     sub A2005-60

amdt 1.127
s 9     sub A2004-58

s 8
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Endorsement of inconsistent tenancy terms by ACAT
s 10 hdg     sub A2005-60

amdt 1.128
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
s 10     sub A2004-58

s 8
    am A2005-39

s 8; A2007-8

amdt 1.19; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Precontractual obligations
div 2.2 hdg     (prev pt 2 div 2 hdg) renum R2 LA

Energy efficiency rating—advertising
s 11A     ins A1997-122


    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.230
    am A2013-44

amdt 3.170; A2016-50

s 6; A2020-44

s 16

Certain special conditions must be advertised
s 11AA     ins A2019-5

s 5

Adaptable housing—advertising
s 11AAA     ins A2020-4

s 47
    am A2020-42

ss 133-135

Smoke alarms
s 11B     ins A2016-50

s 7
    am A2017-28

amdt 1.4

Lessor's obligations
s 12     am A1997-122

; A2004-13

amdt 2.89; A2004-58

amdt 2.1, amdt 2.2; A2005-39

s 9, s 10; A2006-16

amdt 1.48; A2011-28

amdt 3.209; A2020-4

s 48; A2020-42

s 136

Consideration
div 2.3 hdg     (prev pt 2 div 3 hdg) renum R2 LA

Rent or a bond only
s 15     am A2005-39

s 11; A2007-8

amdt 1.19; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2012-21

amdt 3.133; A2017-32

amdt 1.1, amdt 1.2; A2017-32

amdt 2.1, amdt 2.2; A2020-48

s 10; pars renum R71 LA

Alternative to a bond—guarantee or indemnity
s 16     am A2017-32

amdt 1.3; A2017-32

amdt 2.3

Alternative to a bond-insurance
s 17     om A2004-58

s 9

Lessor's obligations on signing agreement
div 2.4 hdg     (prev pt 2 div 4 hdg) renum R2 LA

Copy of agreement to be given to tenant
s 19     am A2004-58

amdt 2.3

Payment of bonds
div 3.1 hdg     (prev pt 3 div 1 hdg) renum R2 LA

Successive residential tenancy agreements
s 22     am A2016-50

s 8

Depositing bond
div 3.2 hdg     (prev pt 3 div 2 hdg) renum R2 LA

Deposit of bond by lessor
s 23     am A2004-58

amdt 2.4
    sub A2005-39

s 12

Deposit of bond by tenant
s 24     sub A2017-32

amdt 3.1

Notice about deposit
s 25 hdg     sub A2017-32

amdt 3.2
s 25     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3633, amdt 1.3634; A2012-21

amdt 3.134; am A2017-32

amdt 3.3

Acknowledgment of receipt of bond money
s 26     am A2012-21

amdt 3.135, amdt 3.136
    sub A2017-32

amdt 3.4

Payment of bond money into trust account
s 27     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Interest on amounts in trust account
s 28     am A2000-17

sch 1; A2002-27

s 62
    sub A2005-60

amdt 1.129
    (4)-(7) exp 22 March 2006 (s 28 (7))
    sub A2008-37

amdt 1.424
    am A2011-22

amdt 1.382

Condition of premises and deductions from bond
div 3.3 hdg     (prev pt 3 div 3 hdg) renum R2 LA

Condition report—start of tenancy
s 29 hdg     sub A2016-50

s 9
s 29     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3635, amdt 1.3636; A2004-58

ss 10-13, amdt 2.5; A2005-39

s 13

Final inspection and condition report—end of tenancy
s 30A     ins A2016-50

s 10

Deductions from bond
s 31     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2017-4

amdt 3.168, amdt 3.169; A2016-50

ss 11-13; pars renum R49 LA

Release of bond money
div 3.4 hdg     (prev pt 3 div 4 hdg) renum R2 LA

Definitions—div 3.4
s 32     am A1999-66

sch 3; A2001-44

amdt 1.3637, amdt 1.3638; R2 LA; A2008-36

amdt 1.583, amdt 1.595; A2011-22

amdt 1.383
    sub A2016-50

s 14
    def bond release application ins A2016-50

s 14

Bond release application—general
s 33     sub A2016-50

s 14

Bond release application—lessor's obligations
s 34     am A1999-66

sch 3; A2004-58

amdt 2.6; A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    sub A2016-50

s 14
    am A2020-48

s 11

Bond release application—joint application
s 34A     ins A2016-50

s 14
    am A2020-48

s 12, s 13

Bond release application—application by tenant
s 34B     ins A2016-50

s 14
    am A2020-48

s 14, s 15

Bond release application—application by lessor
s 34C     ins A2016-50

s 14

Bond release application before end of agreement
s 34D     ins A2016-50

s 14

Bond release application—ACAT order
s 34E     ins A2016-50

s 14

Bond release application—discrepancy in named tenant
s 34F     ins A2020-48

s 16

Disputes about all or part of bond
s 35     am A2004-58

amdt 2.7
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.584
    am A2016-50

s 15; A2020-1

s 6; ss renum R65 LA

Co-tenancies
pt 3A hdg     ins A2020-48

s 17

Co-tenant may leave residential tenancy agreement
s 35A     ins A2020-48

s 17

Repayment of bond to leaving co-tenant
s 35B     ins A2020-48

s 17

Becoming a co-tenant under existing residential tenancy agreement—generally
s 35C     ins A2020-48

s 17

Co-tenancy on application to ACAT
s 35D     ins A2020-48

s 17

Becoming a co-tenant under existing residential tenancy agreement—social housing dwelling and crisis accommodation
s 35E     ins A2020-48

s 17

Payment of bond by new co-tenant
s 35F     ins A2020-48

s 17

ACAT orders—co-tenancy matters
s 35G     ins A2020-48

s 17

General
div 4.1 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 1 hdg) renum R2 LA

Termination
s 36     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3639; pars renum R15 LA; A2005-39

s 14; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2015-6

amdt 1.15; A2015-42

s 52; A2016-50

s 16, s 17; A2017-5

amdt 1.18; A2019-5

s 6; A2020-1

s 7; pars renum R62 LA

Entry for eviction purposes
s 37     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2016-50

s 18

General duty to mitigate
s 38     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Content of termination and possession orders
s 39     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Warrants for eviction
div 4.2 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 2 hdg) renum R2 LA

Content of warrant
s 40     sub A2005-39

s 15

Warrant—termination and possession order
s 41     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    sub A2018-20

s 4

Conditional orders
s 42     sub A2005-39

s 16
    am A2008-22

amdt 1.47; ss renum R28 LA; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2011-28

amdt 3.210
    om A2018-20

s 4

Failure to comply with conditional order
s 42A     ins A2005-39

s 16
    am A2008-22

amdts 1.48-1.50; A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2018-20

s 4

Hearing of application
s 42B     ins A2005-39

s 16
    am A2008-22

amdt 1.51; A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2018-20

s 4

Termination initiated by tenant
div 4.3 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 3 hdg) renum R2 LA

Breach of standard residential tenancy terms
s 43 hdg     sub A2004-58

amdt 2.8
s 43     am A2004-58

amdt 2.9; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Significant hardship
s 44     am A2002-30

amdt 3.662; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2016-50

s 19

Damage, injury or intention to damage or injure
s 45     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

False or misleading statements
s 46     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Termination of agreement for aged care or social housing needs
s 46A     ins A2020-1

s 8

Termination of fixed term agreements if premises for sale
s 46B     ins A2020-1

s 8

Termination initiated by lessor
div 4.4 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 4 hdg) renum R2 LA

No breach of standard residential tenancy terms
s 47 hdg     sub A2004-58

amdt 2.10
s 47     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3640; A2004-58

amdt 2.11, amdt 2.12; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Certain breaches of standard residential tenancy terms
s 48 hdg     sub A2004-58

amdt 2.13
s 48     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3640; A2004-58

amdt 2.14, amdt 2.15; A2008-22

amdt 1.52; A2008-28

amdt 3.148; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2009-44

amdt 1.34; A2020-1

s 9

Failure to pay rent—termination and possession order
s 49     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3640; A2004-58

amdt 2.16; A2008-22

amdt 1.53; A2008-28

amdts 3.149-3.151; ss renum R29 LA; A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    sub A2018-20

s 5

Failure to pay rent—payment order
s 49A     ins A2018-20

s 5
    am A2019-17

s 32; ss renum R57 LA; A2020-1

s 10; A2020-48

s 18

Failure to comply with payment order
s 49B     ins A2018-20

s 5

Hearing of application—failure to comply with payment order
s 49C     ins A2018-20

s 5

Significant hardship
s 50     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Damage, injury or intention to damage or injure
s 51     sub A2004-58

s 14
    am A2005-43

amdt 1.31; A2005-39

s 17; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

False or misleading statements
s 52     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Employer-provided accommodation
s 53     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Purported co-tenancy, assignment or subletting
s 54 hdg     sub A2020-48

s 19
s 54     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3640; A2004-58

amdt 2.17, amdt 2.18; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2020-48

ss 20-22

Repudiation without vacation
s 55     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Affected residential premises
s 55A     ins A2015-6

amdt 1.16

Eligible impacted property
s 55B     ins A2015-42

s 53

Compensation to lessor
s 56     am A2004-58

amdt 2.19; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Retaliatory applications
s 57     sub A2004-58

s 15
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Defective termination notices
div 4.5 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 5 hdg) renum R2 LA

Lessor's defective notice if tenant vacates
s 58     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3641, amdt 1.3642; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2017-4

amdt 3.170

Lessor's defective notice if tenant does not vacate
s 59     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3643; A2004-58

amdt 2.20; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2017-4

amdt 3.170

Tenant's defective termination notice
s 60     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3644, 1.3646; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Abandonment of premises
div 4.6 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 6 hdg) renum R2 LA

Effect of abandonment
s 61     am A2004-58

s 16; A2008-36

amdt 1.585

Lessor may enter premises to confirm abandonment
s 61A     ins A2016-50

s 20

Abandonment during fixed term
s 62     am A1998-5

; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Abandonment during periodic agreement
s 63     am A2017-4

amdt 3.171; A2020-1

s 11

Miscellaneous
div 4.7 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 7 hdg) renum R2 LA

Successor in title to lessor
s 64     am A1998-5

; A2001-44

amdts 1.3646-1.3648, A2004-58

s 17, s 18; ss renum R10 LA (see A2004-58

s 19)

Termination—affected residential premises
s 64AA     ins A2015-6

amdt 1.17

Termination—eligible impacted property
s 64AB     ins A2015-42

s 54

No new residential tenancy agreements etc for affected residential premises
s 64AC     ins A2020-20

s 53

Standard residential tenancy term—increase in rent
s 64A     ins A2009-19

s 66

Limitation on rent increases
s 64B     ins A2019-5

s 7

Tenant may apply for review
s 64C     ins A2019-5

s 7

Waiver of notice requirements
s 65     am A2001-44

amdts 1.3649-1.3651; A2004-58

amdt 2.21; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Freezing rents
s 66     am A2008-36

amdt 1.585

Orders
s 67     reloc as s 68A

Guideline for orders
s 68     am A2004-58

s 20, amdt 2.22; pars renum R15 LA; A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2019-5

s 10, s 11; ss renum R58 LA

Orders
s 68A     (prev s 67) am A2008-36

amdt 1.585; A2019-5

s 8
    reloc as s 68A A2019-5

s 9

Effect of orders
s 69     am A2008-36

amdt 1.585; A2019-5

s 12, s 13

Further increases
s 70     am A2008-36

amdt 1.585

Reduction of existing rent
s 71     am A2004-58

s 21; ss renum R10 LA (see A2004-58

s 22); A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Lessor's consent in certain matters
pt 5AA hdg     ins A2019-5

s 14

Definitions—pt 5AA
s 71AA     ins A2019-5

s 14
    def minor modification ins A2019-5

s 14
    def special modification ins A2019-5

s 14

Process for tenant seeking consent—modifications generally
s 71AB     ins A2019-5

s 14

Lessor to apply to ACAT for refusal—special modifications
s 71AC     ins A2019-5

s 14

Tenant may apply to ACAT for review of refusal—other modifications
s 71AD     ins A2019-5

s 14

Process for tenant seeking consent—animals
s 71AE     ins A2019-5

s 14

Lessor to apply to ACAT for refusal—animals
s 71AF     ins A2019-5

s 14

Limitation on lessor's liability
s 71AG     ins A2019-5

s 14

Occupancy agreements
pt 5A hdg     ins A2004-58

s 23

Who is grantor?
s 71A     ins A2004-58

s 23

Who is an occupant?
s 71B     ins A2004-58

s 23

What is an occupancy agreement?
s 71C     ins A2004-58

s 23
    am A2006-40

amdt 1.32; A2013-44

amdt 3.171; A2020-48

s 23, s 24, amdt 2.2; pars renum R72 LA
    (1), note 2 exp 29 January 2022 (s 159)

Certain types of agreements not occupancy agreements
s 71CA     ins A2020-48

s 25
    am A2021-3

s 39; pars renum R71 LA

Occupancy agreement—smoke alarms
s 71CB     ins A2020-48

s 25

When does an occupancy start and end?
s 71D hdg     sub A2020-48

s 26
s 71D     ins A2004-58

s 23
    am A2020-48

s 27

Application of occupancy principles
s 71E     ins A2004-58

s 23
    sub A2020-48

s 28

Occupancy principles
s 71EA     ins A2020-48

s 28
    amA2020-48

amdt 2.3, amdt 2.4; ss renum R72 LA

Condition report
s 71EB     ins A2020-48

s 28

Payment of security deposit
s 71EC     ins A2020-48

s 28

Security deposit must be lodged with Territory
s 71ED     ins A2020-48

s 28
    am A2020-48

amdt 2.5, amdt 2.6

Deductions from security deposit
s 71EE     ins A2020-48

s 28

Receipts for certain payments
s 71EF     ins A2020-48

s 28

Occupancy rules, fees, charges and penalties
s 71EG     ins A2020-48

s 28

Occupant's access to occupancy premises
s 71EH     ins A2020-48

s 28

Information about dispute resolution processes
s 71EI     ins A2020-48

s 28

Entry by grantor to occupancy premises
s 71EJ     ins A2020-48

s 28
    am A2020-48

amdt 2.7

Termination of occupancy agreement
s 71EK     ins A2020-48

s 28
    am A2020-48

amdts 2.8-2.10; ss renum R72 LA

Warrant for eviction—vacant possession order
s 71EL     ins A2020-48

s 28

Occupancy agreement—abandonment of premises
s 71EM     ins A2020-48

s 28

Regulations about occupancy agreements
s 71F     ins A2004-58

s 23

Standard occupancy terms
s 71G     ins A2004-58

s 23
    om A2020-48

s 29

Occupant may deposit bond with Territory
s 71GA     ins A2005-43

amdt 1.32
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.425
    om A2020-48

s 29

Residential parks
pt 5B hdg     ins A2020-48

s 30

Definitions—pt 5B
div 5B.1 hdg     ins A2020-48

s 30

Definitions—pt 5B
s 71H     ins A2020-48

s 30
    def operator ins A2020-48

s 30
    def residential park agreement ins A2020-48

s 30
    def site agreement ins A2020-48

s 30

Shared park facilities
div 5B.2 hdg     ins A2020-48

s 30

Access to shared park facilities
s 71I     ins A2020-48

s 30

Assignment of interests
div 5B.3 hdg     ins A2020-48

s 30

Definitions—div 5B.3
s 71J     ins A2020-48

s 30
    def assignee ins A2020-48

s 30
    def assignor ins A2020-48

s 30

Assignment in residential park permitted with consent
s 71K     ins A2020-48

s 30

Consent to assignment
s 71L     ins A2020-48

s 30

Effect of assignment
s 71M     ins A2020-48

s 30

Sale of manufactured homes and mobile homes
div 5B.4 hdg     ins A2020-48

s 30

Sale of home located on residential park site
s 71N     ins A2020-48

s 30

Home to be removed from park if no site agreement once sold
s 71O     ins A2020-48

s 30

Resolution of residential tenancy and occupancy disputes
pt 6 hdg     sub A2004-58

s 24; A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Important concepts
div 6.1A hdg     ins A2004-58

s 24
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

What is a tenancy dispute?
s 71H     ins A2004-58

s 24
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

What is an occupancy dispute?
s 71I     ins A2004-58

s 24
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Tribunal to have regard to occupancy principles
s 71J     ins A2004-58

s 24
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Important concepts
div 6.1 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 1 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Meaning of tenancy dispute
s 72     sub A2004-58

s 25; A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2020-1

s 12; pars renum R65 LA; A2020-48

s 31

Meaning of occupancy dispute
s 73     am A1998-5

; A2000-1

sch; A2001-44

amdt 1.3652, amdt 1.3653, A2004-58

s 26, amdt 2.23; ss renum R10 LA (see A2004-58

s 27)
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2020-48

amdt 2.11

Other options for dispute resolution
s 74     am A2004-58

amdt 2.24
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586; A2020-48

s 32
    am A2020-48

amdt 2.12

Action by registrar
div 6.2 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 2 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Assistance with inquiries about residential tenancy and occupancy agreements
s 75     am A2004-58

amdt 2.25, amdt 2.26
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Jurisdiction of ACAT—this Act, standard residential tenancy terms and standard occupancy terms
div 6.3 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 4 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Jurisdiction of ACAT under this Act etc
s 76     am A2004-58

amdt 2.27
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2020-48

s 33

Saving of court jurisdiction
s 77     am A2004-58

amdts 2.28-2.30
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Extended jurisdiction of ACAT with agreement of parties
s 78     sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2013-45

amdt 1.11; A2020-48

s 34

Applications to ACAT
div 6.4 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 5 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Who may apply to ACAT?
s 79     om A1998-5


    ins A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Applications to ACAT by children—application of this Act etc
s 80     om A1998-5


    ins A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Powers and decisions of ACAT
div 6.5 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 6 hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

ACAT to assist parties to tenancy and occupancy disputes
s 81     am A2004-58

amdt 2.31
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Disputes about agreements no longer in force
s 82     sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Orders by ACAT
s 83     sub A2005-53

amdt 1.135; A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2020-1

s 13, s 14; A2020-48

ss 35-38

Notice of intention to vacate—award of compensation
s 84     am A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    am A2016-50

s 21, s 22; A2020-1

s 15; ss renum R62 LA

Powers and decisions of ACAT—protection orders
div 6.5A hdg     ins A2016-50

s 23

Definitions—div 6.5A
s 85     am A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586; A2016-50

s 24
    def FV Act ins A2016-50

s 24
    def protected person ins A2016-50

s 24
    def protection order ins A2016-50

s 24
    def PV Act ins A2016-50

s 24
    def respondent ins A2016-50

s 24

New tenancy agreement—family violence and protection orders
s 85A     ins A2016-50

s 24
    am A2019-5

s 15, s 16

Applications under s 85A—ACAT orders
s 85B     ins A2016-50

s 24
    am A2020-1

ss 16-18

Enforcement of ACAT orders
div 6.6 hdg     orig div 6.6 hdg
    (prev pt 6 div 7 hdg) renum as div 6.6 hdg and then sub as pt 6B hdg
    pres div 6.6 hdg
    ins A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Failure to comply with ACAT orders
s 86     sub A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Tenancy databases
pt 6A hdg     ins A2005-39

s 19
    om A2011-31

s 4

Enforcement
pt 6B hdg     (prev pt 6 div 7 hdg) renum as div 6.6 hdg R2 LA
    sub as pt 6B hdg A2005-39

s 20
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Residential tenancy databases
pt 7 hdg     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Residential tenancies tribunal
div 7.1 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 1 hdg) renum R2 LA
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Definitions—pt 7
s 87     am A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5
    def agent ins A2011-31

s 5
    def database ins A2011-31

s 5
    def database operator ins A2011-31

s 5
    def inaccurate ins A2011-31

s 5
    def list ins A2011-31

s 5
    def out of date ins A2011-31

s 5
    def personal information ins A2011-31

s 5
    def rental bond ins A2011-31

s 5
    def residential tenancy database ins A2011-31

s 5

Application—pt 7
s 88     am A2000-17

sch 1, A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Notice of usual use of database
s 89 hdg     am A2000-17

sch 1
s 89     am A2000-17

sch 1
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Notice of listing if database used
s 90     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Listing can be made only for certain breaches by certain people
s 91     am A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Further restriction on listing
s 92     am A2004-58

amdt 2.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Ensuring quality of listing—lessor's or agent's obligation
s 93     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Ensuring quality of listing—database operator's obligation
s 94     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Providing copy of personal information listed
s 95     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Notifying relevant non-parties of tribunal order about listing
s 96     sub A2005-53

amdt 1.36
    (4), (5) exp 23 November 2006 (s 96 (5))
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Appearance by audiovisual or audio links
s 96A     ins A1999-22

s 34
    am A2000-17

sch 1; A2003-48

amdt 2.17
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Keeping personal information listed
s 97     sub A2005-53

amdt 1.37
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5
    am A2014-49

amdt 1.31, amdt 1.32

Application to ACAT about contravention
s 98     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Application to ACAT about certain personal information listed in residential tenancy database
s 99     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5
    am A2016-42

amdt 3.90

Application to ACAT about proposed listing of personal information
s 100     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Order for compensation
s 101     am A2004-58

amdt 2.33
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2011-31

s 5

Registration of standard guarantee contract for commercial guarantee
pt 8 hdg     ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4

Meaning of commercial guarantee and standard guarantee contract
s 102     am A2001-44

amdts 1.3654-1.3656; A2004-58

ss 28-30; pars renum R10 LA (see A2004-58

s 31); A2008-22

amdt 1.54
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4

Application for registration of standard guarantee contract
s 103     am A2001-44

amdts 1.3657-1.3659; A2004-58

amdt 2.34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4
    am A2018-20

s 6, s 7

Commissioner must decide application
s 104     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3660, A2004-58

s 32, amdts 2.35-2.38; pars renum R10 LA (see A2004-58

s 33); A2005-60

amdt 1.130
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4

Tribunal may refer matters to other entities
s 104A     ins A2004-58

s 34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Tribunal to record details of order
s 104B     ins A2004-58

s 34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Register of standard guarantee contracts
s 105     sub A2004-58

s 34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4

Relationship to Australian Consumer Law (ACT)
s 106     am A2004-58

amdt 2.39
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.4

Notice of intention to vacate—award of compensation
s 107     om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Substitution of tenant
s 107A     ins A2005-39

s 18
    am A2007-8

amdt 1.16
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.586

Definitions for pt 6A
s 107B     ins A2005-39

s 19
    om A2011-31

s 4
    def personal information ins A2005-39

s 19
    om A2011-31

s 4
    def tenancy database ins A2005-39

s 19
    om A2011-31

s 4

Non-application to internal databases
s 107C     ins A2005-39

s 19
    am A2007-8

amdt 1.19
    om A2011-31

s 4

Restriction on inclusion of personal information
s 107D     ins A2005-39

s 19
    om A2011-31

s 4

Application to ACAT about contravention
s 107E hdg     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
s 107E     ins A2005-39

s 19
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2011-31

s 4

Application to ACAT about incorrect or unjust inclusion in database
s 107F hdg     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
s 107F     ins A2005-39

s 19
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2011-31

s 4

Application to ACAT about proposed inclusion of personal information
s 107G hdg     am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
s 107G     ins A2005-39

s 19
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2011-31

s 4

Order for compensation
s 107H     ins A2005-39

s 19
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    om A2011-31

s 4

Failure to comply with tribunal orders
s 108     sub A2005-54

amdt 1.231
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Orders for payment of money
s 109     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Establishment
s 110     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Constitution
s 111     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Membership
s 112     am A2002-11

amdt 2.87; A2004-58

s 35; A2008-22

amdt 1.55; A2008-28

amdt 3.152, amdt 3.153
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Acting president
s 113     om A2008-28

amdt 3.154

Registrar and deputy registrar
s 114     sub A1999-66

sch 3
    am A2006-40

amdt 1.33
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Jurisdiction of tribunal generally
s 115     am A1999-66

sch 3; A2004-58

amdt 2.40, amdt 2.41
    sub A2006-40

amdt 1.34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Saving of court jurisdiction
s 115A     orig s 115A renum as s 115C
    ins A2006-40

amdt 1.34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Extended jurisdiction of tribunal with agreement of parties
s 115B     ins A2006-40

amdt 1.34
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Disputes about agreements no longer in force
s 115C     (prev s 115A) ins A2004-58

s 36
    renum A2006-40

amdt 1.35
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Decisions on matters agreed to by parties
s 115D     ins A2008-7

amdt 1.75
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Referees
div 7.2 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 2 hdg) renum R2 LA
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Referees
s 116     am A1997-96

sch 1; A2004-58

amdt 2.42; A2005-39

s 21; A2008-28

amdt 3.155, amdt 3.156; ss renum R29 LA
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Registrar and deputy registrars
div 7.3 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 3 hdg) renum R2 LA
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Functions and powers
s 117     am A2004-58

s 37, amdt 2.43, amdt 2.44
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

President's involvement
s 118     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Deputy registrars
s 119     om A2008-28

amdt 3.157

Other matters about tribunal
div 7.4 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 3 hdg) renum R1 LRA
    renum R2 LA
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Procedure generally
s 120     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3661, amdt 1.3662
    sub A2004-58

s 38
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Informality of procedures
s 121     om A2008-28

amdt 3.157

Contempt of tribunal
s 122     sub A2005-53

amdt 1.38
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Application of Criminal Code, ch 7
s 122A     ins A2005-53

amdt 1.38
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Protection of members etc
s 123     om A2008-28

amdt 3.157

Approved forms—registrar
s 123A     ins A2001-44

amdt 1.3663
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.158
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Referrals and appeals to Supreme Court
pt 8 hdg     om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Referral of questions of law
s 124     sub A2004-60

amdt 1.626
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Appeals from tribunal decisions
s 125     sub A2004-60

amdt 1.626
    am A2004-58

s 39 (as am by A2005-20

amdt 3.340)
    (5), (6) exp 10 January 2006 (s 125 (6))
    sub A2006-40

amdt 2.170
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.587

Declared crisis accommodation provider
s 126     om A2004-60

amdt 1.626
    ins A2005-39

s 22
    am A2011-28

amdt 3.211

Death of co-tenant
s 127     sub A2020-48

s 39

Transfer of public housing under will
s 127A     ins A2005-39

s 23
    am A2007-8

amdt 1.17, amdt 1.19; A2008-36

amdt 1.595

Purported co-tenancy, assignment or subletting
s 128     am A2004-58

amdt 2.45; A2008-36

amdt 1.595
    sub A2020-48

s 40

Admissibility of evidence given before approved mediator etc
s 129     am A2005-53

amdt 1.39
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.232
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.588

False information
s 130     om A2005-53

amdt 1.40 (see also A2005-54

amdt 1.233)

Proceedings by children
s 131     sub A2004-60

amdt 1.627

Approved forms—Minister
s 133     sub A2001-44

amdt 1.3664
    (4)-(7) exp 12 September 2002 (s 133 (7))
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.595; A2011-28

amdt 3.211

Determination of fees
s 134     om A2004-58

s 40
    ins A2017-32

amdt 2.5

Determined fees
s 135     om A2000-1

sch

Regulation-making power
s 136     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3665, amdt 1.3666; A2005-39

s 24; A2008-36

amdt 1.589; A2017-32

amdt 2.6; A2020-1

s 19

Transitional
pt 10 hdg     ins A2004-58

s 41
    exp 8 March 2006 (s 139)

Occupancy agreements
s 137     ins A2004-58

s 41
    exp 8 March 2006 (s 139)

Disposal of condition reports held by Territory
s 138     ins A2004-58

s 41
    exp 8 April 2005 (s 139)

Expiry of pt 10
s 139     ins A2004-58

s 41
    exp 8 March 2006 (s 139)

Transitional—Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2006
pt 11 hdg     ins A2006-16

amdt 1.49
    exp 1 July 2007 (s 141)

Existing residential tenancy agreements—lessor must provide asbestos information
s 140     ins A2006-16

amdt 1.49
    exp 1 July 2007 (s 141)

Expiry—pt 11
s 141     ins A2006-16

amdt 1.49
    exp 1 July 2007 (s 141)

Validation
pt 12 hdg     ins A2009-7

amdt 1.36
    exp 6 March 2009 (s 143)

Validation of selection
s 142     ins A2009-7

amdt 1.36
    exp 6 March 2009 (s 143)

Expiry—pt 12
s 143     ins A2009-7

amdt 1.36
    exp 6 March 2009 (s 143)

Transitional—Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Act 2016
pt 13 hdg     ins A2016-50

s 25
    exp 24 August 2018 (s 147)

Definitions—pt 13
s 144     ins A2016-50

s 25
    exp 24 August 2018 (s 147)

Existing residential tenancy agreements—lessor to install smoke alarms
s 145     ins A2016-50

s 25
    am A2017-28

amdt 1.5
    exp 24 August 2018 (s 147)

Existing residential tenancy agreements—tenant to replace smoke alarm batteries
s 146     ins A2016-50

s 25
    am A2017-28

amdt 1.5
    exp 24 August 2018 (s 147)

Expiry—pt 13
s 147     ins A2016-50

s 25
    exp 24 August 2018 (s 147)

Transitional—Statute Law Amendment Act 2017 (No 2)
pt 14 hdg     ins A2017-28

amdt 1.6
    exp 11 October 2018 (s 150)

Meaning of commencement day—pt 14
s 148     ins A2017-28

amdt 1.6
    exp 11 October 2018 (s 150)

Residential tenancy agreement entered contrary to s 11B
s 149     ins A2017-28

amdt 1.6
    exp 11 October 2018 (s 150)

Expiry—pt 14
s 150     ins A2017-28

amdt 1.6
    exp 11 October 2018 (s 150)

Transitional—Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018
pt 15 hdg     ins A2018-20

s 8
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

Meaning of commencement day—pt 15
s 151     ins A2018-20

s 8
    sub A2018-20

s 9
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

Applications for registration of standard guarantee contract
s 152     ins A2018-20

s 8
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

Registered standard guarantee contracts
s 153     ins A2018-20

s 8
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

Conditional termination and possession orders in force immediately before commencement day
s 154     ins A2018-20

s 8
    sub A2018-20

s 10
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

Expiry—pt 15
s 155     ins A2018-20

s 10
    exp 14 December 2019 (s 155)

COVID-19 emergency response
pt 16 hdg     ins A2020-11

amdt 1.64
    exp at the end of a 3-month period during which no COVID-19 emergency has been in force (s 156 (6))

Declaration—COVID-19 emergency response
s 156     ins A2020-11

amdt 1.64
    am A2020-14

amdt 1.123, amdt 1.124
    exp at the end of a 3-month period during which no COVID-19 emergency has been in force (s 156 (6))

Expiry—pt 16
s 157     ins A2020-11

amdt 1.64
    om A2020-14

amdt 1.125

Transitional—Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2)
pt 17 hdg     ins A2020-48

s 41
    exp 29 January 2022 (s 159)

Education provider occupancy agreements
s 158     ins A2020-48

s 41
    exp 29 January 2022 (s 159)

Expiry—pt 17
s 159     ins A2020-48

s 41
    exp 29 January 2022 (s 159)

Transitional—Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (No 2)
pt 18     ins A2020-48

s 42
    exp 4 October 2020 (s 162)

Meaning of commencement day—pt 18
s 160     ins A2020-48

s 42
    exp 4 October 2020 (s 162)

Payment orders in relation to applications for termination and possession orders undecided before commencement
s 161     ins A2020-48

s 42
    exp 4 October 2020 (s 162)

Expiry—pt 18
s 162     ins A2020-48

s 42
    exp 4 October 2020 (s 162)

Standard residential tenancy terms
sch 1 hdg     (prev sch hdg) renum R2 LA
    sub A2004-58

amdt 1.1
sch 1 cl 13     am A1999-66

sch 3; A2000-17

sch 1; A2001-17

amdt 2.17; A2011-41

amdt 5.30; A2017-32

amdt 2.7; A2021-3

s 40
sch 1 cl 19     am A2017-32

amdt 3.5, amdt 3.6
sch 1 cl 20     am A2004-58

amdt 1.2, amdt 1.3; A2017-32

amdt 3.7
sch 1 cl 21     am A2004-58

amdt 1.4
sch 1 cl 22     am A2004-58

amdt 1.5
sch 1 cl 23     sub A2005-39

s 25
sch 1 cl 23A     ins A2016-50

s 26
sch 1 cl 24     am A2020-48

s 43
sch 1 cl 26     am A2004-58

amdt 1.6
sch 1 cl 28     am A2020-1

s 20
sch 1 cl 30     am A2004-58

amdt 1.7
sch 1 cl 31     am A2004-58

amdt 1.8
sch 1 cl 36     am A2007-8

amdt 1.18
sch 1 cl 43     am A2004-58

amdt 1.9
sch 1 cl 45     sub A2001-17

amdt 2.18
sch 1 cl 53A     ins A2016-50

s 27
    am A2017-28

amdt 1.7
sch 1 cl 54     am A2004-58

amdt 1.10; subcl renum R16 LA (see A2004-58

amdt 1.11); A2016-50

s 28
sch 1 cl 55     am R1 LA; R2 LA; A2005-39

s 26
sch 1 cl 58     sub A2001-17

amdt 2.19
sch 1 cl 60     am A2020-1

s 21
sch 1 cl 63A     ins A2016-50

s 29
sch 1 cl 66     sub A2001-17

amdt 2.20
    am A2004-58

amdt 1.12
    sub A2011-41

amdt 5.31; A2020-4

s 49
sch 1 cl 67     sub A2019-5

s 17
sch 1 cl 70     am A2020-1

s 22
sch 1 cl 71     am A2004-58

amdt 1.13
sch 1 cl 72A     ins A2020-48

s 44
sch 1 cl 72B     ins A2020-48

s 44
sch 1 cl 74A     ins A2019-5

s 18
sch 1 cl 74B     ins A2019-5

s 18
sch 1 cl 79     am A2004-58

amdt 1.14
sch 1 cl 80     am A2004-58

amdt 1.15
sch 1 cl 81     sub A2020-1

s 23
sch 1 cl 81A     ins A2020-1

s 23
sch 1 cl 82     am A2004-58

amdt 1.16
sch 1 cl 91     am A2004-58

amdt 1.17
sch 1 cl 92     am A2004-58

amdts 1.18-1.22
sch 1 cl 93     am A2004-58

amdt 1.23
sch 1 cl 95     sub A2019-5

s 19
sch 1 cl 96     am A2004-58

amdt 1.24, amdt 1.25; A2019-5

s 20; A2020-1

s 24
sch 1 cl 98     am A2004-58

amdt 1.26

Dictionary
dict     ins A2004-58

s 42
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.590; A2011-22

amdt 1.384; A2011-28

amdt 3.212; A2013-44

amdt 3.172; A2017-4

amdt 3.172; A2016-50

s 30; A2017-32

amdt 2.8; A2019-5

s 21; A2020-48

s 45
    def ACAT trust account ins A2008-37

amdt 1.426
    def affected residential premises ins A2015-6

amdt 1.18
    sub A2020-20

s 54
    def affected residential premises register ins A2015-6

amdt 1.18
    sub A2020-20

s 54
    def agent ins A2011-31

s 7
    def approved mediator sub A1998-5

s 4
    reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.591
    def asbestos advice ins A2006-16

amdt 1.50
    om A2011-28

amdt 3.213
    def asbestos assessment report ins A2006-16

amdt 1.50
    om A2011-28

amdt 3.213
    def assignee ins A2020-48

s 46
    def assignor ins A2020-48

s 46
    def bond reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def bond release application ins A2016-50

s 31
    def class ins A2015-6

amdt 1.18
    def commercial guarantee ins A2017-32

amdt 2.9
    def commissioner reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2017-32

amdt 2.10
    def conditional termination and possession order ins A2008-22

amdt 1.56
    am A2011-28

amdt 3.214
    om A2018-20

s 11
    def co-tenant ins A2020-48

s 46
    def crisis accommodation ins A2005-39

s 27
    def database ins A2011-31

s 7
    def database operator ins A2011-31

s 7
    def education provider ins A2020-48

amdt 2.13
    def eligible impacted property ins A2015-42

s 55
    def energy efficiency rating ins A1997-122

s 4
    reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def energy efficiency rating statement ins A2004-58

s 42
    sub A2010-32

s 39
    def enforcement condition ins A2005-39

s 27
    om A2008-22

amdt 1.57
    def fixed term agreement reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def former lessor reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def former tenant reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def FV Act ins A2016-50

s 31
    def grantor ins A2004-58

s 42
    def inaccurate ins A2011-31

s 7
    def lessor ins A2004-58

s 42
    def list ins A2011-31

s 7
    def manufactured home ins A2020-48

s 46
    def member of the tribunal reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.591
    def minor modification ins A2019-5

s 22
    def mobile home reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    sub A2020-48

s 47
    def mobile home park reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def occupancy agreement ins A2004-58

s 42
    def occupancy dispute ins A2004-58

s 42
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.592
    am A2011-28

amdt 3.215
    def occupancy principles ins A2004-58

s 42
    sub A2020-48

s 47
    def occupant ins A2004-58

s 42
    def operator ins A2020-48

s 48
    def out of date ins A2011-31

s 7
    def party reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.593
    def payment order ins A2018-20

s 12
    def periodic agreement reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2017-4

amdt 3.173
    ins A2020-1

s 25
    def personal information ins A2005-39

s 27
    sub A2011-31

s 8
    def preliminary conference reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.593
    def premises reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def president reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.593
    def protected person ins A2016-50

s 31
    def protection order ins A2016-50

s 31
    def PV Act ins A2016-50

s 31
    def referee reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.593
    def registered community housing provider ins A2020-48

s 48
    def registrar sub A1999-66

sch 3
    reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.594
    def rental bond ins A2011-31

s 9
    def residential park ins A2020-48

s 48
    def residential park agreement ins A2020-48

s 48
    def residential tenancy agreement ins A2004-58

s 42
    def residential tenancy database ins A2011-31

s 9
    def respondent ins A2016-50

s 31
    def site agreement ins A2020-48

s 48
    def social housing dwelling ins A2020-48

s 48
    def special modification ins A2019-5

s 22
    def standard guarantee contract ins A2017-32

amdt 2.11
    def standard occupancy terms ins A2004-58

s 42
    om A2020-48

s 49
    def standard residential tenancy terms ins A2004-58

s 42
    def tenancy database ins A2005-39

s 27
    sub A2011-28

amdt 3.216
    om A2011-31

s 10
    def tenancy dispute ins A2004-58

s 42
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.594
    def tenant ins A2004-58

s 42
    def termination and possession order reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    am A2019-5

s 23
    def termination notice am A2001-44

s 1.3632
    reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    def tribunal reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.594
    def trust account reloc from s 3 A2004-58

s 6
    am A2011-22

amdt 1.385

5     Earlier republications

Some earlier republications were not numbered. The number in column 1 refers to the publication order.

Since 12 September 2001 every authorised republication has been published in electronic pdf format on the ACT legislation register. A selection of authorised republications have also been published in printed format. These republications are marked with an asterisk (*) in column 1. Electronic and printed versions of an authorised republication are identical.

Republication No and date

Effective

Last amendment made by

Republication for

R0A
14 Feb 2008

31 Mar 1999–
31 Aug 1999

A1998-5

amendments by A1997-96

, A1997-122

and A1998-5

R0B
14 Feb 2008

1 Sept 1999–
9 Nov 1999

A1999-22

amendments by A1999-22

R0C
14 Feb 2008

10 Nov 1999–
31 May 2000

A1999-66

amendments by A1999-66

R0D
14 Feb 2008

1 June 2000–
8 Sept 2000

A2000-17

amendments by A2000-17

R0E
14 Feb 2008

9 Sept 2000–
13 Nov 2000

A2000-17

amendments by A2000-1

R1
14 Nov 2000

14 Nov 2000–
11 Sept 2001

A2000-17

includes editorial amendments under Legislation Act

R1 (RI)
14 Feb 2008

14 Nov 2000–
11 Sept 2001

A2000-17

reissue of printed version

R2
4 Feb 2002

12 Sept 2001–
27 May 2002

A2001-44

amendments by A2001-44

R3
30 May 2002

28 May 2002–
12 Sept 2002

A2002-11

amendments by A2002-11

R4
13 Sept 2002

13 Sept 2002–
16 Sept 2002

A2002-27

commenced expiry

R5
3 Oct 2002

17 Sept 2002–
6 Oct 2002

A2002-30

amendments by A2002-30

R6*
7 Oct 2002

7 Oct 2002–
29 Apr 2004

A2002-30

amendments by A2002-27

R7
30 Apr 2004

30 Apr 2004–
31 Aug 2004

A2004-13

amendments by A2003-48

R8
1 Sept 2004

1 Sept 2004–
9 Jan 2005

A2004-13

amendments by A2004-13

R9
10 Jan 2005

10 Jan 2005–
7 Mar 2005

A2004-60

amendments by A2004-60

R10
8 Mar 2005

8 Mar 2005–
8 Apr 2005

A2004-60

amendments by A2004-58

R10 (RI)
17 May 2005

8 Mar 2005–
8 Apr 2005

A2004-60

reissue for retrospective amendments by A2005-20

R11
9 Apr 2005

9 Apr 2005–
30 Sept 2005

A2004-60

commenced expiry

R11 (RI)
17 May 2005

9 Apr 2005–
30 Sept 2005

A2004-60

reissue for retrospective amendments by A2005-20

R12
1 Oct 2005

1 Oct 2005–
22 Nov 2005

A2005-43

amendments by A2005-43

R13
23 Nov 2005

23 Nov 2005–
23 Nov 2005

A2005-54

amendments by A2005-53

R14
24 Nov 2005

24 Nov 2005–
21 Dec 2005

A2005-54

amendments by A2005-54

R15
22 Dec 2005

22 Dec 2005–
31 Dec 2005

A2005-60

amendments by A2005-60

R16
1 Jan 2006

1 Jan 2006–
10 Jan 2006

A2005-60

amendments by A2004-58

and A2005-39

R17
11 Jan 2006

11 Jan 2006–
27 Feb 2006

A2005-60

commenced expiry

R18
28 Feb 2006

28 Feb 2006–
8 Mar 2006

A2005-60

amendments by A2005-39

R19
9 Mar 2006

9 Mar 2006–
22 Mar 2006

A2005-60

commenced expiry

R20*
23 Mar 2006

23 Mar 2006–
30 June 2006

A2005-60

commenced expiry

R21
1 July 2006

1 July 2006–
28 Sept 2006

A2006-24

amendments by A2006-16


as amended by A2006-24

R22
29 Sept 2006

29 Sept 2006–
18 Oct 2006

A2006-40

amendments by A2006-40

R23
19 Oct 2006

19 Oct 2006–
23 Nov 2006

A2006-40

amendments by A2006-40

R24
24 Nov 2006

24 Nov 2006–
1 July 2007

A2006-40

commenced expiry

R25
2 July 2007

2 July 2007–
9 Nov 2007

A2007-8

commenced expiry

R26
10 Nov 2007

10 Nov 2007–
6 May 2007

A2007-8

amendments by A2007-8

R27
7 May 2008

7 May 2008–
28 July 2008

A2008-7

amendments by A2008-7

R28
29 July 2008

29 July 2008–
25 Aug 2008

A2008-22

amendments by A2008-22

R29
26 Aug 2008

26 Aug 208–
1 Feb 2009

A2008-28

amendments by A2008-28

R30*
2 Feb 2009

2 Feb 2009–
5 Mar 2009

A2008-37

amendments by A2008-36

and A2008-37

R31
6 Mar 2009

6 Mar 2009–
6 Mar 2009

A2009-7

amendments by A2009-7

R32
7 Mar 2009

7 Mar 2009–
28 Sept 2009

A2009-7

commenced expiry

R33
29 Sept 2009

29 Sept 2009–
21 Dec 2009

A2009-19

amendments by A2009-19

R34
22 Dec 2009

22 Dec 2009–
28 Feb 2011

A2009-44

amendments by A2009-44

R35*
1 Mar 2011

1 Mar 2011–
30 June 2011

A2010-32

amendments by A2010-32

R36
1 July 2011

1 July 2011–
20 Sept 2011

A2011-22

amendments by A2011-22

R37
21 Sept 2011

21 Sept 2011–
28 Feb 2012

A2011-28

amendments by A2011-28

R38
29 Feb 2012

29 Feb 2012–
29 Mar 2012

A2011-31

amendments by A2011-31

R39
30 Mar 2012

30 Mar 2012–
4 June 2012

A2011-41

amendments by A2011-41

R40
5 June 2012

5 June 2012–
3 Mar 2013

A2012–21

amendments by A2012–21

R41*
4 Mar 2013

4 Mar 2013–
11 Nov 2013

A2013-7

amendments by A2013-7

R42
12 Nov 2013

12 Nov 2013–
24 Nov 2013

A2013-45

amendments by A2013-45

R43
25 Nov 2013

25 Nov 2013–
16 Nov 2014

A2013-45

amendments by A2013-44

R44
17 Nov 2014

17 Nov 2014–
16 Apr 2015

A2014-49

amendments by A2014-49

R45
17 Apr 2015

17 Apr 2015–
12 Nov 2015

A2015-6

amendments by A2015-6

R46
13 Nov 2015

13 Nov 2015–
8 Mar 2017

A2015-42

amendments by A2015-42

R47
9 Mar 2017

9 Mar 2017–
30 Apr 2017

A2017-4

amendments by A2017-4

R48
1 Mar 2017

1 Mar 2017–
23 Aug 2017

A2017-10

amendments by A2016-42


as amended by A2017-10

R49
24 Aug 2017

24 Aug 2017–
13 Sept 2017

A2017-10

amendments by A2016-50

and A2017-5

R49A
14 Sept 2017

14 Sept 2017–
10 Oct 2017

A2017-32

retrospective amendments by A2017-32

R50
11 Oct 2017

11 Oct 2017–
23 Feb 2018

A2017-28

amendments by A2017-28

R50 (RI)
7 Nov 2017

11 Oct 2017–
23 Feb 2018

A2017-28

reissued for retrospective amendments made by A2017-32

R51
24 Feb 2018

24 Feb 2018–
6 May 2018

A2017-32

amendments by A2017-32

R52
7 May 2018

7 May 2018–
14 June 2018

A2017-32

amendments by A2017-32

R53
15 June 2018

15 June 2018–
24 Aug 2018

A2018-20

amendments by A2018-20

R54
25 Aug 2018

25 Aug 2018–
11 Oct 2018

A2018-20

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 13)

R55
12 Oct 2018

12 Oct 2018–
13 Dec 2018

A2018-20

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 14)

R56
14 Dec 2018

14 Dec 2018–
20 June 2019

A2018-20

amendments by A2018-20

R57
21 June 2019

21 June 2019–
31 Oct 2019

A2019-17

amendments by A2019-17

R58
1 Nov 2019

1 Nov 2019–
14 Dec 2019

A2019-17

amendments by A2019-5

R59
15 Dec 2019

15 Dec 2019–
5 Apr 2020

A2019-17

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 15)

R60
6 Apr 2020

6 Apr 2020–
7 Apr 2020

A2020-1

amendments by A2020-1

R61
8 Apr 2020

8 Apr 2020–
4 May 2020

A2020-11

amendments by A2020-1

R62
5 May 2020

5 May 2020–
13 May 2020

A2020-11

amendments by A2020-1

R63
14 May 2020

14 May 2020–
30 June 2020

A2020-14

amendments by A2020-14

R64
1 July 2020

1 July 2020–
24 Aug 2020

A2020-20

amendments by A2020-20

R65
25 Aug 2020

25 Aug 2020–
3 Sept 2020

A2020-20

amendments by A2020-1

R66
4 Sept 2020

4 Sept 2020–
4 Oct 2020

A2020-48

amendments by A2020-48

R67
5 Oct 2020

5 Oct 2020–
31 Oct 2020

A2020-48

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 18)

R68
1 Nov 2020

1 Nov 2020–
25 Feb 2021

A2020-48

amendments by A2020-4

and A2020-42

R69
26 Feb 2021

26 Feb 2021–
26 Feb 2021

A2021-3

amendments by A2021-3

R70
27 Feb 2021

27 Feb 2021–
2 Mar 2021

A2021-3

amendments by A2020-44

R71
3 Mar 2021

3 Mar 2021–
29 Jan 2022

A2021-3

amendments by A2020-48

and A2021-3

6     Expired transitional or validating provisions

This Act may be affected by transitional or validating provisions that have expired. The expiry does not affect any continuing operation of the provisions (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 88 (1)).

Expired provisions are removed from the republished law when the expiry takes effect and are listed in the amendment history using the abbreviation ‘exp' followed by the date of the expiry.

To find the expired provisions see the version of this Act before the expiry took effect. The ACT legislation register has point-in-time versions of this Act.


























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A1997-84

Republication No 72

Effective: 30 January 2022

Republication date: 30 January 2022

Last amendment made by A2021-3


(republication for amendments by A2020-48

and
expiry of transitional provisions (pt 17 and s 71C (1), note 2))



About this republication

The republished law

This is a republication of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

(including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 (Editorial changes)) as in force on 30 January 2022

. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 30 January 2022

.

The legislation history and amendment history of the republished law are set out in endnotes 3 and 4.

Kinds of republications

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office prepares 2 kinds of republications of ACT laws (see the ACT legislation register at www.legislation.act.gov.au

):

              • authorised republications to which the Legislation Act 2001

applies

              • unauthorised republications.

The status of this republication appears on the bottom of each page.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 authorises the Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial amendments and other changes of a formal nature when preparing a law for republication. Editorial changes do not change the effect of the law, but have effect as if they had been made by an Act commencing on the republication date (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 115 and s 117). The changes are made if the Parliamentary Counsel considers they are desirable to bring the law into line, or more closely into line, with current legislative drafting practice.

This republication includes amendments made under part 11.3 (see endnote 1).

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the republished law has not commenced, the symbol  U  appears immediately before the provision heading. Any uncommenced amendments that affect this republished law are accessible on the ACT legislation register (www.legislation.act.gov.au

). For more information, see the home page for this law on the register.

Modifications

If a provision of the republished law is affected by a current modification, the symbol  M  appears immediately before the provision heading. The text of the modifying provision appears in the endnotes. For the legal status of modifications, see the Legislation Act 2001

, section 95.

Penalties

At the republication date, the value of a penalty unit for an offence against this law is $160 for an individual and $810 for a corporation (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 133).

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Endnotes185

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