”A tenancy agreement must not contain a clause stipulating that the tenant must use the services of a particular person or business to fulfill the tenant`s obligations under the contract.” From March 23, 2020, NSW Fair Trading will have new powers to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords over repairs, maintenance and property damage. These include the possibility of making rectification orders. The repair process will help tenants and landlords resolve repair and damage disputes in a lease agreement by working with Fair Trading. Landlords can check whether a tenant has caused or authorized damage to the property and has not repaired the damage without reasonable apology or if he has not repaired satisfactorily. At Fair Trading, tenants can check if the owner does not provide the property in a good repair condition and does not maintain it. A landlord or tenant must first apply to the other party in an attempt to resolve the issue and can then ask fair trading if the problem is not resolved. More information about the application process will be available when the new laws begin. Clauses 41 and 42 of the standard contract allow the tenant and landlord to agree on a break fee. In the case of a fixed-term tenancy agreement, a break fee is a fixed amount that the tenant must pay to the lessor if the tenant terminates the tenancy agreement without legal justification before the term of the contract expires. If no break fee is set, the court will determine the amount of the tenant`s liability for the landlord. The standard form of the agreement has been updated to reflect rights and obligations between landlords and tenants in accordance with the new laws. The amendments are intended to increase transparency between landlords and tenants about their rights and obligations as well as relevant information for the accommodation for rent.
The new model agreement is included in the new regulation and is due to be used from 23 March 2020. What happens if a tenant breaks a fixed-term lease? The NSW government has created a standard form rental agreement to be used for all rental units The law stipulates that landlords must use the standard conditions of the 2019 Residential Rent Regulations. Many of these terms are the same as those listed above. As of March 23, 2020, a lessor or broker must present a copy of the Strata system statutes to a tenant before signing a lease agreement. They must also notify the tenant when a job renewal committee is being set up for the plan. These amendments provide better protection for potential job tenants and provide additional requirements for general disclosure requirements.