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Just the Facts - Renting

Factsheet

A rental checklist  

A rental checklist is a list of items to check for in the house or flat that you are considering ren...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 10 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Additional terms in the lease  

Most of the lease (residential tenancy agreement) is made up of standard terms that have been taken ...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Deciding to move out of home  

Before deciding to move out of home, think about your situation and your options.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Ending the tenancy  

Generally when you or the landlord make a decision to end the tenancy you must give notice in writin...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Ending the tenancy early (during the fixed period)  

Information on ending the tenancy agreement early during the fixed term.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Interactive

House challenge  

A few friends decide to share a place and need to overcome some obstacles along the way.
Commerce | Renting | Challenge | 30 min  | Year All

Factsheet

Locked out  

A lock out happens when the landlord, real estate agent or one of your flatmates tries to get you ou...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Noise complaints  

Once you sign the lease (residential tenancy agreement) and become a tenant you agree to do and not ...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Privacy and access  

One right that the lease (residential tenancy agreement) creates for the tenant is the right to priv...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Rent  

Rent is the amount of money that you pay for the right to live in someone else's house or flat.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Repairs - the landlord's responsibilities  

The lease (residential tenancy agreement) outlines the landlord's general responsibilities about rep...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Share houses  

If you decide on moving into an established share house you will need to find out what your legal st...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Smoke alarms  

All residential accommodation in NSW must have at least one working smoke alarm.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Sub-letting  

Sub-letting is where you give another person the right to stay in your rented place while keeping th...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Tenant databases  

Tenant databases provide agents with personal information about the previous tenancies of prospectiv...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The bond  

A bond is a form of security for the landlord in case you do not follow the lease agreement.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The condition report  

Whenever you start a tenancy you will have to fill in a condition report. The report describes the c...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The final inspection  

When you are going to move out, you must leave the place in the same condition you found it, except ...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The lease (residential tenancy agreement)  

The lease or residential tenancy agreement is an agreement between the tenant and the landlord.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The lease term  

A lease (residential tenancy agreement) is usually for a specified period of time (3, 6, 12 months o...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

The rental application  

When you find a house or flat you may be asked by the real estate agent to fill out an application f...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Transfer of tenancy (Assignment)  

If the people whose names appear on the lease (residential tenancy agreement) leave, then those of y...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Tribunal  

The Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal is an independent decision making body that makes decision...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Urgent repairs  

Landlords have the responsibility to organise urgent repair work, as soon as reasonably possible aft...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

What will it cost to move  

There is a lot of money involved in renting a house or flat. You will be asked to pay 2 weeks' rent ...
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Where to look for a place to rent  

Where to find rental accommodation.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 5 min  | Year 7 - 10

Factsheet

Your rights and responsibilities under the lease  

Information on tenant's rights and responsibilities under the residential tenancy agreement.
Commerce | Renting | Infopage | 10 min  | Year 7 - 10

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