Snapshot of Changes to Residential Tenancy Laws – Part 3


With less than a month to go until the changes in residential tenancy laws coming into effect, our information series continues to help you hit the ground running.


From 29 March 2021, rental providers are required to provide every renter who has signed the rental agreement with a free set of keys, or other security devices (such key fobs for apartment buildings). The regulations state there where both a key and a device are required to enable the renter to enjoy the property, then both must be provided.

Where additional (or replacement) keys or devices are requested by the renter, the rental provider may charge the renter a reasonable fee before giving them the key or device.

At the end of the rental agreement, all sets of keys must be returned to the rental provider/managing agent.

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