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Unformatted text preview: Tasmania Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Victoria Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Western Australia Residential Tenancies Act 1987 Residential tenancies legislation is intended to protect and improve the lot of tenants of residential
property. To achieve this objective, the legislation establishes new rules to control landlord and tenant
relationships involving residential property.
The legislation usually allows a Residential Tenancies Tribunal or a Consumer Affairs Tribunal to
provide advice and assistance to parties to a residential tenancy agreement and to assist in dispute settlements where possible. Any decision made by the tribunal will be final and binding on both parties
(subject to an appeal to a superior court on grounds of natural justice or the tribunal acting outside its
The following agreements are usually excluded from its operation, and these agreements continue
to be regulated by the old law:
• premises let for the tenant’s trade, profession or business;
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