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Making minor changes in a rental property

Tenants can install fixtures or make alterations, additions or renovations if they have the landlord’s written consent, or if the tenancy agreement permits it. If the tenant’s request for a fixture or alteration, addition or renovation is of a ‘minor nature’ then the landlord must not unreasonably withhold consent. The tenant must pay for the…

Covid-19 Update

In these uncertain times, we wanted to keep you informed about what we are doing at Moshav Realty to protect our clients and staff’s health and wellbeing. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure that we take measures to mitigate the spread of the virus…

Sweeping changes to NSW Residential Tenancy Laws set to take effect in March 2020

The NSW Office of Fair Trading has announced sweeping changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018 [NSW] and the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 [NSW]. These changes will come into effect on 23 March 2020. “Significant changes are coming which will affect property managers, landlords and tenants,” said Leanne Pilkington, REINSW President. Some of the reforms include: Rent increases…

Smoke Alarms

Under Division 7A of Part 9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, smoke alarms must be installed in all buildings in NSW where people sleep. The smoke alarms must meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786, Smoke Alarms. These provisions came into effect on 1 May 2006.   By law, at least…