Simon Corbell has announced that reforms to tenancy databases come into force today.
“This legislation clearly sets out what breaches of a residential tenancy agreement can result in a former tenant being listed in a database, providing the tenant with greater protections against an unfair listings,” Mr Corbell said.
“The new laws also clarify how a person who has been listed can have the listing amended or removed, consistent with the Commonwealth Privacy Act provisions.”
Under these laws, a former tenant could only be listed where the tenant has breached the agreement in a way that results in either the lessor being owed an amount of money that is more than the rental bond paid or the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal terminating the agreement.
Mr Corbell said while the legislation provides greater rights to tenants, it also allows lessors to ensure their property is protected.