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    Australian Capital Territory

    Let or lease residential rental property with these easy-to-use Residential Tenancy Forms under the Australian Capital Territory Residential Tenancies Act.

    • Tenancy agreements for periodic and fixed term tenancies and occupancies

    • Landlord and tenant notices

    • Subletting and shared tenancy agreements

    • Rental bond forms

    Q. How much can the landlord charge as a bond?

    A. The bond must not exceed the total amount payable for 4 weeks' rent under the tenancy agreement. Only one bond is payable under the tenancy agreement, regardless of the number of tenants. The landlord is prohibited from charging a holding deposit to hold the premises.

    Q. Can the landlord raise the rent during the term of the tenancy?

    A. The Residential Tenancies Act, 1997 prohibits rent increases during the first year of the tenancy. After that, the rent cannot be raised more than once in a 12-month period without endorsement by the Tribunal. The landlord must give the tenant 8 weeks' notice prior to raising the rent.

    Q. How much notice must be given to terminate the tenancy?

    A. The tenant is required to give 3 weeks' notice to end a tenancy. If the landlord is terminating the tenancy for grounds, the notice period is dependent on the nature of the grounds and whether or not it is a recurring breach, and only after a Notice to Remedy has been served. The parties may terminate the tenancy by mutual written agreement at any time.

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