Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

  • enacted
7 Section 13 replaced (Form of tenancy agreement)

Replace section 13 with:

13 Tenancy agreement must be in writing and signed

(1)

The landlord must ensure that the tenancy agreement is in writing.

(2)

The landlord must, before the tenancy commences,—

(a)

sign the tenancy agreement; and

(b)

provide a copy of the tenancy agreement to the tenant (whether or not the tenant has signed it).

(3)

The tenant must sign the tenancy agreement.

(4)

A landlord who fails to comply with subsection (1) or (2)

(a)

commits an unlawful act; and

(b)

commits an infringement offence and is liable to a fine or an infringement fee specified in Schedule 1B.