New South Wales Consolidated Acts
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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2010 - SECT 206
Appointment of landlord's agents
(1) The Secretary may, by written notice given to a landlord--
(a) direct the
landlord to appoint, at the landlord's expense, a landlord's agent to manage a
tenancy under a residential tenancy agreement between the landlord and a
specified person, and
(b) direct that the landlord's affairs in relation to
the tenancy be conducted through the agent.
(2) A notice may specify the
period within which an appointment is to be made, the minimum period for which
the appointment is to be made and persons who must not be appointed by the
(3) A landlord's agent who is appointed by a landlord who has been
given a direction must give written notice to the Secretary--
(a) of the
(b) if the person ceases to be the landlord's agent.
The Secretary must not give a direction under this section unless the
Secretary is satisfied that the landlord has engaged in persistent or serious
breaches of this Act, the regulations or residential tenancy agreements
(whether or not in relation to the residential premises affected by the
(5) The Secretary must not give a direction under this section if
the landlord has appointed a landlord's agent.
(6) The Secretary may, by
further written notice given to the landlord, revoke or vary a direction given
under this section.
(7) A landlord must not, without reasonable excuse, fail
to comply with a direction under this section.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty
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