The Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (RTA) and regulations have recently been passed, giving people who rent greater protection under the law. The Department of Commerce, working with local community legal centres (as a tenancy network), recognised the need to update the RTA and have been advocating for these changes since 7 September 2011. These welcomed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 came into effect on 1 July 2013.
The Midland Information, Debt, Legal, and Advocacy Service (MIDLAS) Tenancy Advocates are positive that tenants will benefit from these changes to the law. Tenancy Advocates work with people who rent privately, as well as those who rent through public and community housing. Maintaining a tenancy is a high priority for everyone and Tenancy Advocates aim to prevent people from becoming homeless. MILDAS empowers individuals to gain a full understanding of their rights and responsibilities as renters.| | | Next → |