So what effect will the changes have on people who rent? What are the new rights and responsibilities? Here is a brief summary of some of the changes.

Prescribed residential tenancy agreement

This makes it easier for renters to be able to understand the rental contract. The agreement is a standard templated form that cannot be changed, but there is an area (C) for additional information to be included. The Residential Tenancy Agreement form can be found on the Department of Commerce website.

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