RLC Position Paper: Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and Amendment (Review) Bill 2018

RLC's Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) provides responses to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and Amendment (Review) Bill 2018.

Our position paper examines the impact of current and proposed legislation under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 on residents of NSW; specifically in relation to s 89(5), No Grounds and Retaliatory Terminations, and s 10, Application of Act to occupants in shared households.

The paper sets out the current or proposed legislation, then discusses the impact and ramifications of the current or proposed legislation, followed by a proposed legal remedy. A case study has been included to demonstrate each issue in real terms of tenants’ experience. 

RLC is calling for a better balancing of renters' and landlords' rights by ending no grounds and retaliatory evictions, and ensuring that share housing tenants without written agreements can access the same legal protections under the Act as other renters.