Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

  • enacted
17 New sections 22F and 22G inserted

After section 22E, insert:

22F Landlord must state amount of rent when advertising residential premises

(1)

A landlord must not advertise or otherwise offer a tenancy of residential premises unless the amount of rent is stated in the advertisement or offer.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a tenancy described in section 53B(1)(a) (which relates to social housing tenancies).

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to

(a)

a service tenancy; or

(b)

a tenancy described in section 53B(1)(a) (which relates to social housing tenancies).

(3)

A landlord who contravenes subsection (1)

(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.

22G Landlord must not invite or encourage bids for rent

(1)

A landlord must not invite or encourage a prospective tenant or any other person to offer to pay an amount of rent for residential premises that exceeds the amount of rent stated as part of the advertisement or offer of the premises in accordance with section 22F(1).

(2)

Subsection (1) does not prohibit a prospective tenant or other person from offering to pay an amount that exceeds the stated amount of rent.

(3)

A landlord who contravenes subsection (1) commits an unlawful act.