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Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (No. 82 of 1997)
|Requested: 28 Jul 2014|
|Consolidated as at: 11 Jan 2005|
48G. Statement of key terms
[Section 48G Inserted by No. 49 of 2003, s. 19, Applied:25 Aug 2004]
(1) Before entering into a residential tenancy agreement, whether in writing or not, the owner must provide the tenant with a written statement as to the principal terms of the agreement.
(2) The statement is to be signed by both the owner and the tenant on entering into the agreement.
(3) The statement
(a) is to be accompanied by a copy of any house rules, as mentioned in section 48H, that apply to the tenant; or
(b) is to specify a place within the premises where the tenant may inspect the house rules at any time.
(4) The owner must keep a copy of the statement for at least 6 months after the termination of the agreement.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the principal terms of a residential tenancy agreement include
(a) the names of the owner and the tenant; and
(b) the location of the boarding premises; and
(c) any facilities provided for the use of the tenant; and
(d) the date on which the agreement is made; and
(e) if the agreement is for a fixed term, the date of expiry of the agreement; and
(f) the amount of rent and the period for which it is to be paid; and
(g) a statement of any services to be provided in connection with the agreement and the cost, times and frequency of each of those services.