The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) has updated information in relation to the 1 November rental law changes and new applications that can be made to the Tribunal
Under the new laws, parties will be able to apply to ACAT about:
- Rent increases:
- A lessor may apply for approval to increase the rental rate more than the prescribed amount, i.e. more than the percentage increase of the rent’s component of CPI plus 10%.
- A tenant may apply for a review of a proposed increase.
- A lessor may apply for approval of their refusal to consent to special modifications.
- A tenant may ask for an order that the lessor unreasonably refused to consent to their request to make a general modification.
- Lessors may seek approval to refuse consent to keep an animal, or to impose a condition for keeping a pet.
- A tenant may ask ACAT to resolve a dispute about whether a condition is reasonable.
For information about how to make an application, what to expect at ACAT and next steps, see our information sheets about: