New domestic violence laws – Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started

 

Last week on 28th of February 2019, the new domestic violence tenancy laws commenced.

The legislation now permits a tenant to end their tenancy without penalty if they, or a dependent, experiences circumstances of domestic violence.

We are encouraging our clients to read Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started on Fair Trading NSW website to become familiar with the changes.

If you are experiencing domestic violence in a rented home, it is important to seek immediate help. If you are unsure what to do in terms of your lease, please visit this page on Fair Trading NSW website for more information, with links to further advice and support.

If you want to read more of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Circumstances of Domestic Violence) Regulation 2018, you can view the amended legislation here.

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