Bringing clarity to rental blacklists

johnboy 24 August 2011 6

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.

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6 Responses to Bringing clarity to rental blacklists
addicus addicus 1:38 pm 07 Sep 11

Deejay, if you haven’t over leveraged yourself, a few weeks wouldn’t cause any huge financial lose. Your comment states you get paid , even if it’s not ”quite” too late. The rules are in place too ensure you ‘do ‘ get paid though. If you require the rental income , then there is the issue you implimented yourself. More boomers or people whom beneifit from boomers greed, capitalising on previous earned benefits from past, whom now disable new home buyers to enter the market. Get a house for a home, not income. If rental income is that much of a burden to you, free it up for a family who needs a home and stop being a symptom of the problem. All you are doing is creating a minipulated market with over inflated prices so people that already have a buck , can make more from lower income earners trying to enter the housing market.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:45 am 25 Aug 11

how does one find out if they are on said balck list and what does one do if they have been put on their for illegitimate reasons?

gentoopenguin gentoopenguin 10:35 am 25 Aug 11

Can we have a database of dodgy landlords for tenants to look at too? Goes both ways in this market…

Pandy Pandy 11:37 pm 24 Aug 11

I bet if the blacklist is hosted on a cloud farm server based in the States, with a .tv webaddress, the real estate bodies are just going to thumb their noses at Simon.

Tetranitrate Tetranitrate 6:31 pm 24 Aug 11

“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.”

How would they even know they’re on a blacklist?

deejay deejay 9:15 am 24 Aug 11

Ugh. As a landlord, I’d like to know all the other indiscretions, thank you very much – like the tenants who pay their rent late every. damn. month, but not *quite* late enough to trigger a notice to quit. Or how about the tenants who alienate the neighbours and demolish any hope we might have had of a future development approval?

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