Changes have been made to the Residential Tenancies Act that would allow victims of domestic violence to end a tenancy early and without financial penalty.
A victim of domestic violence can apply to a Designated Authority for a certificate that confirms there are grounds to terminate the residential tenancy and can be used by the tenant to give notice to their landlord.
RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT
The tenant can apply to the Designated Authority if:
- Their safety is at risk;
- Their dependant child’s safety is at risk; or
- A protected adult’s safety is at risk.
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