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


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


The landlord must, before the tenancy commences,—


sign the tenancy agreement; and


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


The tenant must sign the tenancy agreement.


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


commits an unlawful act; and


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