From 1 November 2019 – On 1 November 2018 the ACT Government tabled a Bill (the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018(No 2)) that introduced some significant changes to all tenancies in the ACT relating to pets, rent increases, tenants making modifications and break lease fees. The Bill was debated and passed on 21 February 2019 and due to commence in March 2020. 

On 3 October  the ACT Government brought forward commencement of the changes to  1 November. We are updating all of our information in line with these changes. This means that until our factsheets are updated, our information kit order forms have been suspended.

In the meantime, the ACT Government has developed some fact sheets regarding the changes, they can be accessed here.

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) has updated information in relation to these changes and new applications that  can be made to the Tribunal, we have an overview here.

Tenants and organisations are welcome to place an order for printed versions of our publications. Most TUACT publications are provided free of charge, and a small number of items can be posted to you but if you need more than 3 items we may need to apply a charge to assist with postage.

Please note, the current International Tenants’ Day Calendar can be purchased here »

Alternatively, you are welcome to drop by our office to pick up your order in person. Please indicate your choice appropriately on the form below and we will contact you with details.

Disclaimer: While making every attempt to present general legal information accurately in these publications, TUACT disclaims liability for any loss or damage arising from their use. The publications should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal or other professional advice.



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