Rental Accommodation Standards

Rental Accommodation Standards

Rental Accommodation Standards

More good news for renters. Not only have some of us witnessed a price drop in our rents, we have also welcomed in the BER Cert at the beginning of the year and now we get to greet the new rental standards which came into effect on Feb 1st.

What this spells for all new rental accommodation is … that it must live up to the new standards written into the fine print of the law set by our Environment Minister. All parts of your rented dwelling will be covered by these new standards, everything from the structure to the lighting, fire safety, cooking & laundry facilities. Great to know you are entitled to a dryer (if you have no space for a line) & a freezer!

However for present rental accommodation there will be a four year phasing in period. We welcome the changes even though there maybe a bit of a waiting period for some of us.

You can find out all the details on the Environment, Heritage & Local Government Website.

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